A very Seussical skydive


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On May 10, Southside Elementary P.E. teacher Chris Meyer - strapped to professional skydiver Luke Aikens of Skydive Kapowsin - reads Mr. Seuss' "Mister Brown Can Moo! Can You?" as they descend on Sanderson Field in Shelton.

On a sunny day in May, Southside Elementary School physical education teacher Chris Meyer descended from 14,000 feet while reciting Dr. Seuss' words about the "grum grum" of a hippo chewing gum and the "pip" of a goldfish kiss.

Meyer's book recital, while strapped to professional skydiver Luke Aikens of Skydive Kapowsin, was the culmination of Southside Elementary School's Read Across America Day event. During March, students brought home reading logs and submitted them weekly. Together, they read for 32,290 minutes.

Fourth-grader Jack Haigh read the most minutes, and got to choose the book...

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