Read Across America inspired one fifth grade class to help Kindergartners with math concepts by reading them selections by Dr Seuss, prompting one student to announce “We’re teaching them math in a hat.”

Math in a HatIn the Twin Rivers library in Mckeesport, students and faculty members wore mismatched clothing, in keeping with the Wacky Wednesday theme by Dr Seuss.  The late author’s birthday was March 2, so there was a week long celebration of his work, including “Green Eggs and Ham”, “Wacky Wednesday”, Oh the Places You’ll Go”, “Fox in Socks”, and “The Cat in the Hat”.

“The fifth-graders are practicing their math strategies for the (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment tests) by sharing what they learn with the kindergartners,” teacher Trina King said.

“We show them very early that they can use anything in their household,” said teacher Christy Oakley. “The fifth-graders read the Dr. Seuss book to the kindergartners and they picked up the math problems from inside the book.”

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