The week of March 2-6, 2015 was National Read Across America Week, sponsored by the NEA (National Education Association.) Students in schools across America celebrated the joys of reading by doing such things as wearing character costumes, listening to stories read aloud by community members, and eating wacky foods! Students across the N-CCS district joined in the fun to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday and enjoy reading-centered activities, with a zany, Seuss-like theme!
While North Newton’s students were reading under the stars by night, they were also enjoying exciting daytime activities such as marching in a school-wide book character parade, reading books and snacking with special visitors in the Readers’ Cafe, and taking home their own special books, thanks to the Bas Bleu Women’s Group! This generous group visited North Newton and gave every 1st grade student a book of their choice from a wonderful selection!
Shuford celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday on Monday, March 2nd with a special warm meal of green eggs and ham, served by the Cat in the Hat (A.K.A. Principal Nelson) and the wonderful cafeteria staff, along with other special Seuss characters.
Conover School students enjoyed their annual Seussville extravaganza in the gym, where activities such as eating green eggs and ham, reading stories, stamping book illustrations, counting apples, crawling through tunnels with Sneech stars on their bellies, and pinning characters on books were enjoyed by all!
N-CCS students enjoyed a wide variety of activities to reinforce the importance, significance, and enjoyment of reading! As Dr. Seuss reminds us, “Don’t give up! I believe in you all. A person’s a person, no matter how small!”