Cat, hat, reading is where it’s at

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By Bobby Ellis
Bobby.ellis@education.ky.gov

While she may not have been rhyming as she talked, Katrina Cyrus spent March 2 dressed as the Cat in the Hat to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

The kindergarten teacher at Southern Elementary in Georgetown spent two weeks, along with the help of five other teachers and an aid, decorating the kindergarten hallway to illustrate the story of “The Cat in the Hat.”

“We had been talking about what we wanted to do for our doors for Read Across America week,” said Cyrus. “And it just turned into this.”

The teachers even came in over the weekend to work on the project.

“Who knows how many hours we put in on those Sundays,” said Kim Brown, another teacher who took part in the project.

Children also got to dress up as their favorite Dr. Seuss characters.

Katrina Cyrus reads "The Cat in the Hat Comes Back" to her kindergarten class in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America week. Cyrus and other teachers dressed as the famous character and students took part in a crazy-hair day.
Katrina Cyrus reads “The Cat in the Hat Comes Back” to her kindergarten class in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America week. Cyrus and other teachers dressed as the famous character and students took part in a crazy-hair day.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, March 2, 2016
Nevaeh Lee watches as her teacher, Katrina Cyrus, demonstrates how to draw the Cat in the Hat on a projector. Photo by Bobby Ellis, March 2, 2016
Nevaeh Lee watches as her teacher, Katrina Cyrus, demonstrates how to draw the Cat in the Hat on a projector.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, March 2, 2016
Students from Katrina Cyrus' class walk down a decorated hallway on their way to lunch. Cyrus, along with four other teachers and an aid at South Elementary School, spent two weeks decorating the hallway. Photo by Bobby Ellis, March 2, 2016
Students from Katrina Cyrus’ class walk down a decorated hallway on their way to lunch. Cyrus, along with four other teachers and an aid at Southern Elementary School, spent two weeks decorating the hallway.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, March 2, 2016
Kim Brown plays a game with her kindergarten class. Brown helped decorate the hallway in Southern Elementary for "Read Across America Week." Photo by Bobby Ellis, March 2, 2016
Kim Brown plays a game with her kindergarten class. Brown helped decorate the hallway in Southern Elementary for Read Across America week.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, March 2, 2016
Dakota Burton, right, holds the hand of Danny Muranda as they head to lunch. Photo by Bobby Ellis, March 2, 2016
Dakota Burton, right, holds the hand of Danny Muranda as they head to lunch.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, March 2, 2016
Katrina Cyrus looks at the drawing of Chloe Amburgey during class. Photo By Bobby Ellis, March 2, 2016
Katrina Cyrus looks at the drawing of Chloe Amburgey during class.
Photo By Bobby Ellis, March 2, 2016
Elijah Olding outlines his drawing of the Cat in the Hat with a marker during Katrina Cyrus' class as part of South Elementary's Read Across America week and Dr. Seuss' birthday. Bobby Ellis March 2, 2016.
Elijah Olding outlines his drawing of the Cat in the Hat with a marker during Katrina Cyrus’ class as part of Southern Elementary’s Read Across America week and Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, March 2, 2016
Katrina Cyrus reads "The Cat in the Hat Comes Back" to her kindergarten class. Photo by Bobby Ellis, March 2, 2016
Katrina Cyrus reads “The Cat in the Hat Comes Back” to her kindergarten class.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, March 2, 2016

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