March 2nd was Read Across America Day, a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2nd. It also happened to be Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participated, including elementary students at Patriot Elementary. Mayor Bach’s wife, Suzi Bach, was there with other volunteers and read The Foot Book to three classrooms of youngsters.
“Wet foot, dry foot, low foot, high foot…” was written by Dr. Seuss to help children learn the concept of opposites. To reinforce the theme, many students came in Dr. Seuss character costume, including the young lady below who appeared as “Cindy Lou Who”. Classrooms were decorated with tributes to Dr. Seuss. And Suzi Bach met quite a few “cats” in their hats that morning!
Patriot Elementary is part of Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 and is located on Fort Carson, home to some very patriotic people. “Patriot Pride” was visible throughout the school from the colorful banners and flags on walls and windows.
Dr. Seuss must have had these students in mind when he penned, “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”