Read Across America Day
Tomorrow, March 2nd starting at 9:30am at Connors School (2nd and Monroe)!
Dr. Seuss helps kids read!
Read Across America was developed in May of 1997. A small reading task force at NEA came up with a big idea. “Let’s create a day to celebrate reading,” the group decided. “We hold pep rallies to get kids excited about football. Why don’t we do something to get kids excited about reading? We’ll call it ‘NEA’s Read Across America’ and we’ll celebrate it on Dr. Seuss’ birthday.” And so was born on March 2, 1998 the largest celebration of reading this country has ever seen.
Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and in creating lifelong successful readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school.
But why celebrate with Dr. Seuss? Dr. Seuss epitomizes a love of children and in learning. Also, his use of rhyme makes his books an effective tool for teaching young children the basic skills they need to be successful. When we celebrate Dr. Seuss and reading, we send a clear message to America’s children that reading is fun and important.
So let me ask you this question, “Would you like to take part in the celebration to motivate young minds to read?”
Time: Between 9:30 a.m. and 2:35 p.m. (at your convenience).
RSVP: By Monday, March 1, 2010. 201-356-3684