Students from the Davila Day School of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired in Chula Vista celebrate Read Across America day
CHULA VISTA (KUSI) – Read Across America Day — also known as Dr. Seuss’s birthday — is a day to celebrate the joys of reading.
It also brings awareness to the importance of reading in education and helps to motivate kids to read more.
One school in Chula Vista celebrated today in a special way. KUSI’S Elizabeth Alvarez was there to see it all first hand.
Students at Davila Day School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing started the morning with a parade. Some wore wigs made out of construction paper representing Thing 1 and Thing 2 from the books by Dr. Suess.
Others dressed up or painted pictures depicting other Dr. Suess characters. It was Read Across America Day — also known as Dr. Seuss’s birthday — a day that helps to motivate kids to read more.
“We really enjoy celebrating Dr. Suess and reading most of all. It’s a great way for our students to have visitors come in and read books… any book to experience a different voice a different reader coming in,” said Heidi Lyon, Principal, Davila Day School of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired.
It was a treat for the nearly 40 students who come to Davila Day School because they aren’t used to having special guests on campus.
The guest readers did not need to know sign language as there was an interpreter standing by.
The small but mighty group of students here are learning not only to read and to better communicate but are also being given an opportunity to feel a sense of belonging.
“We serve students from 10 different districts in San Diego County, primarily from south county and east county… it’s a great melting pot if you will and students get to know each other and make great friendships that last a life time.”