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'I Love to Read'

New York Mills Elementary School principal Greg Esala eats his green eggs and ham as "The Cat in the Hat".1 / 5
Elementary teachers Ruth Koehler and Connie Griffith, dressed in the spirit of Dr. Seuss, laugh as they watch students eat a breakfast consisting of green eggs and ham.2 / 5
Evelyn Aho in the New York Mills pre-school program enjoys a breakfast with her Dr. Suess hat.3 / 5
Mikaela Niemi points out something that catches her eye in a book as 6th-grader Kori Salo reads as part of the "I Love to Read" activity held last week at the school. Students in upper grades were paired with younger kids to help promote reading.4 / 5
Jace Rudolph utilizes a blanket and pillow to maximize his comfort level as Gabe Stafki does the reading.5 / 5

There may have been a few funny looks by New York Mills Elementary students coming out of the breakfast line last week - not quite sure what to do about eating green eggs - but most dove right in to the novelty. The breakfast celebrated the conclusion of "I Love to Read" month with Dr. Seuss' famous breakfast - Green Eggs and Ham.

Greg Esala, Elementary Principal, took advantage of the opportunity to dress up as The Cat in the Hat, and gave students "high threes" (his costume only had three fingers on each paw) as they enjoyed the odd-looking breakfast.

Some individual classes made hats out of paper, while other students and teachers wore felt Cat in the Hat hats.

The month-long recognition of reading concluded with a group reading in the activity center. Students were allowed to bring pillows and blankets for comfortable afternoon reading with classmates and friends.