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Read Across America!
In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday Fairview Elementary students and staff celebrated Read Across America Day on Friday, March 7th, 2014. The day full of reading and fun activities related to the great rhyming story-teller was kicked off with a recitation of the Reader’s Oath, led by our principal, Mrs. Thomas. After the Reader’s Oath, Mrs. Thomas introduced and read her favorite book by Dr. Seuss – The Sneetches. Students and staff members throughout the school wore green stars on their bellies to feel like they were a part of this wonderful story.
The lesson Mrs. Thomas imparted at the conclusion of the story – about how we are all special and important and the differences in how we look, what we wear, where we live, etc. do not change that truth – really hit home for those wearing the stars!
The next order of business was our annual Read Across the Hall event. During this 30 minute block of time, all students, staff members, and visitors were invited to drop everything and spend some time immersed in a good book!
Not long after our silent reading time, students from Piedmont High School visited our classrooms to share some of their favorite childhood stories. About 20 students volunteered for this activity. It’s one that the elementary students and the high school students seem to look forward to each year! We had guest readers who shared some of their favorite Dr. Seuss stories, legends, fairy tales, and various other stories they might not have read since they were kids!
Read Across America was such a fun-filled day! Many teachers continued to carry out the Dr. Seuss theme through the rest of the day with Dr. Seuss word problems, reading aloud more books by Dr. Seuss, studying the biography of this author, and other interesting activities related to this writer who made such an impact on so many young readers.
Written by: Richard Wikfors
Posted: Apr 10, 2014 by Richard Wikfors