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Hamm reads to Pittsboro Elementary students

Posted Friday, March 13, 2009

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Pittsboro, NC - Newly elected school board member and retired Pittsboro Elementary principal, David Hamm, took time during Read Across America Week to read to the second graders at Pittsboro Elementary on Wednesday, March 4.

During the visit Hamm shared with students his favorite book by Dr. Seuss, The Cat In The Hat. His copy of the book was the 1957 first edition that his parents gave him when he was a little boy. He also read another of Seuss’ books, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut. A third and final selection was one the teachers gave him while he was principal at Pittsboro Elementary, David Gets In Trouble. Hamm stated, "that book is special because my first name is David and my teachers would always have to keep me out of trouble."

Hamm presented the school media center with a copy of the book, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut along with a stuffed “Cat In The Hat” for the children to enjoy while reading in the library. Hamm stated, "as a previous first grade teacher here at Pittsboro Elementary, I can always remember how my students eyes would light up when they were able to read a book all by themselves. It's a special time in a child’s life when the printed word comes alive and they are the ones in control of their own learning."

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