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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

Washtucna celebrates Dr. Seuss's birthday


March 11, 2021

Washtucna Principal reads Dr. Seuss to Mrs. Sitton’s K-2 students March 2.

Katie Teachout

Washtucna Principal Michael Amend reads "The Cat in the Hat" to Debbie Sitton's K-2 students during their lunch hour March 2. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Tucker Lasen, Miriam Saavedra and Lenae Kehn. Enjoying the story from the middle row are Kimberly Canario and Jessa Nelson; and in the back row are Mason Nelson and Emma Cordes.

WASHTUCNA — Tigercats celebrated Dr. Seuss's 117th birthday in good old-fashioned style with Principal Michael Amend appearing as the Cat in the Hat to read to elementary students.

The Cat chose "Yertle the Turtle" to read to the third- through fifth-graders, and beginning readers in kindergarten through second-grade got to hear — you guessed it — "The Cat in the Hat." The Cat read the ABC book for the pre-kindergarten class.

Students filled in the missing words every time Amend left a well-known sentence unfinished.

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