Classrooms and media centers throughout the district hosted visiting readers who selected their favorite read from one of Dr. Seuss’s collection in remembrance of his birthday on March 2nd and in celebration of the National Education Association (NEA) Read Across America.
Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on the birthday of the children’s author Dr. Seuss.
Teachers and guests celebrated enthusiastically by wearing red and white top hats, green hair for the day, or preparing their favorite Seuss snack. More than 100 guest readers participated in Read Across America week, a reflection of the strong ties between the Caldwell County Schools and the home and the community.
Teachers across the district got into the spirit of celebrating reading, like Rookie Teacher of the Year Sarah Thomas’ Reading Café at Whitnel Elementary who was happy to transform her room into an elegant café, complete with candlelight, cloth napkins and tablecloths, and foods prepared at home. “I was up at 5:30 am making sure I had everything,” said Thomas, “and it’s all worth it if I can boost my students’ interest and love of reading!”