Read Across America Week Celebrated At JISD
NEA’s Read Across America began in 1998 as a way to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Seuss by encouraging children to read. A child's ability to read has a direct effect on their future success. Reading with your child helps to increase their vocabulary and improves their reading fluency and comprehension. In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, Read Across America week was celebrated by several JISD schools.
Students and staff at Ed Franz enjoyed a week full of Dr. Seuss reading and themed events including crazy socks, green eggs, twin day, and a visit from the Cat in the Hat. Everyone gathered in the hallways to partake in a school-wide silent reading event and graphed their favorite Dr. Seuss book. Green Eggs and Ham emerged as a distinct favorite! To top off the week, families came out to Family Literacy Night and engaged in multiple activities to increase reading and writing skills. It was an awesome night!
Masters Elementary recognized Dr. Seuss' Birthday and also held their Spring Book Fair for families to enjoy. Principal Haynes visited some classrooms and read to students while Clifford the dog showed up to take pictures and encourage the students to read more! Their PE Aide Mr. Bernard Jolivette dressed as Clifford the Dog.
Wagner’s Early Childhood Center celebrated Dr. Seuss’ Birthday by dressing up like characters from a favorite Dr. Seuss book. Several “Thing 1” and “Thing 2’s” were seen walking around the halls of Wagner High School.