What a fun day! Today was Read Across America Day a celebration of reading held on the
birthday of that wonderful master of storytelling, Dr. Seuss. And, of course, who
came to celebrate the day with us – the delightful, enchanting and always
charming, Cat in the Hat.
The bulletin boards were bursting
with all kinds of displays about books, children and teachers nonchalantly walked
around in their pajamas, and giant red and white top hats bobbed over heads
everywhere. Our famous visitor, the Cat in the Hat, pranced into every class and
read a story to the children; I had the privilege of reading a book to Ms.Walgren’s second grade class. As a special treat, a group of high school
students came to the Media Center and read aloud to the kindergarten children. All in all – a memorable day in the life of
an elementary school.
Thank you to our resident Cat, Ms.
Carolina Concepcion; our Cat’s advance person Mr. Michael Rowley; our media
specialists Ms. Kimee Moore (Newell ES) and
Ms. Yvonne VanHise (Allentown HS); and, to all our staff and parent volunteers
who joined in the fun to highlight the joy of reading for our children.
We want our children to become enthusiastic,
eager readers. Today is one step to that goal.