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Lanier Primary School Principal Dr. Patti Newman closed out Read Across America week and honored Dr. Seuss' March 2 birthday by reading to students from the roof-top of the school on March 6. Amidst echoes of "How'd she get up there?" Newman told the excited children below that the week's activities were to stress the importance of learning to read, and to help them remember, she climbed to the roof and read to each grade, Dr. Seuss' If I Ran the Circus. "I'll do almost anything to get them to read," Newman said from the roof between readings. The events were put on by the school spirit committee and included a crazy hair day, Dr. Seuss dress up day, and green day, according to kindergarten paraprofessional Natalie Banks. "The kids really enjoyed the week," she said. After Friday's rooftop reading, the children spent time reading outside, curriculum resource teacher Diane Padgett said. "It's a perfect day for it, with such a blue sky," she said.

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