Students at Beech Hill Elementary were in for a special treat when they got to hear Dr. Seuss stories read to them and eat green eggs and ham for breakfast on March 2. That day wouldíve been Seussís birthday, and itís been turned into Read Across America day in his honor by the National Education Association to boost studentsí enthusiasm for reading.

Megan Seitzís 4k class was one of several Beech Hill classes with students dressed in red and white striped ìThe Cat In The Hatî hats eating the breakfast made famous by one of Seussís most loved books.

Seitz, who made green eggs, ham and grits that day, read Seuss books the week before and all that week, including ìGreen Eggs and Ham,î ìMr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?î ìThe Cat In The Hat,î ìFox In Socks,î and ìOne Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.î

ìThey love the rhymes,î Seitz said.

Most of her students appeared to enjoy the green eggs, ham and grits, but a few seemed apprehensive about eating food that looks like itís from cartoons.