PEARL – PPCA celebrated Read Across America Week with special guest readers and dress-up days for Preschool and Elementary children.

The week-long celebration is traditionally held during the school week featuring the March 2nd birthday of Dr. Seuss, aka Theodore Geisel, aka Theo. LeSieg (Geisel written backwards).

Five special guests read to preschoolers and kindergartners in the 201 Building’s Chapel Room from Monday-Friday, March 1st-5th.

These included Susan Garrara, CEO of MS Children’s Museum; Rob Jolly, Director of the University of Mississippi; Elie Reeves, First Lady of Mississippi, Dr. Glenn and Mrs. Emily Boyce, Chancellor of Ole Miss and his wife; and Mississippi’s Deputy Attorney General, Whitney Lipscomb.

Students were excited to dress up during these days to coordinate with a special book.

For Monday, children could wear wacky, mismatched, and colorful socks for the Fox in Socks book, which was read by Susan Garrara, CEO of the Mississippi Children’s Museum.

On Tuesday, children wore green to celebrate the children’s classic book, Green Eggs and Ham, read by Rob Jolly.

For Wednesday, it was “Hat Day” to honor The Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss’ best-selling book, which Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves’ wife Elie read.

When Thursday came, the children were dressed in red and blue, to coordinate with the book, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish — and to welcome guest reader Emily Boyce, wife of Ole Miss Chancellor Dr. Glenn Boyce.

On Friday, pajamas were the day’s theme, featuring The Sleep Book

To view more photos of the guest readers and PPCA children enjoying the

stories, families may visit the PPCA Preschool Facebook page.

Sunny McGehee, Preschool Director, and Cindy Goodwin, Elementary Principal, coordinated the week with their teachers.