Monday, March 2, 2017, was Read Across America Day and even though our schools were not in session, many of our classrooms celebrated this special day after students returned to school. This is the 20th year for this signature program initiated by the National Education Association as a way to encourage and promote reading and literacy. Each year, the day for the national celebration is the school day closest to March 2, the birthday of Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss).
Our staff members worked very hard to design learning activities around the Read Across America/Dr. Seuss celebration. Many of our students read books by Dr. Seuss, tried green eggs and ham, or made and wore the red and white striped hat made famous by “The Cat in the Hat”. Students voted on their favorite Dr. Seuss book, wrote letters to Horton (“Horton Hears a Who”), and did “Cat in the Hat” math. Bulletin board were decorated with covers of favorite books and writing activities centered around books and authors. Older students paired up with younger students to share their favorite books or took turns finding the rhyming words in Dr. Seuss books. Charles Huber Elementary School principal, Mrs. Tammy Granata, challenged students to read 8000 or more minutes in order to put Mrs. Granata on the roof of the building. Students exceeded the goal and Mrs. Granata spent March 29 on the roof waving to students!
We know that reading is very important and the more children read, both at school and at home, the better readers they become. In our classrooms, our administrators, teachers, and other staff members are always looking for ways to motivate and inspire students to read. Once again, I commend and thank our staff for all they do to celebrate reading in our schools. As always, if you have questions about our schools, please contact me at the Administrative Offices (237-6300) or through e-mail at Susan.Gunnell@huberheightscityschools.org.
Reach Supt. Susan Gunnell at 237-6300 or through e-mail at Susan.Gunnell@huberheightscityschools.org.