Read Across America Day

Read Across America Day
This is the image for the news article titled Read Across America DayOn March 2, M. C. Riley students and teachers celebrated Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss' 113th birthday.  Read Across America is a day to inspire and motivate children to become readers and celebrate the fun of reading.   Kids who read, and who are read to, do better in school and help build great public schools.

Dr. Seuss helped make books for children entertaining and educational.  At M. C. Riley, we celebrated Dr. Seuss all week. We had theme dress up days and focus books for each day of the week. In addition to celebrating reading, we also connected the Dr. Seuss books to The Leader in Me habits that we use in our leadership program.

For Thursday's national event, our students and staff dressed up like their favorite Dr. Seuss characters and participated in a Book Parade in the hallways.  Afterwards, we welcomed over 20 guest readers into our classrooms from the Bluffton community.  Our guests included readers from the police department, the fire department, and the Town of Bluffton.  

This event is sponsored by the National Education Association and is in its 20th year. More than 45 million people participate in this annual event to build a nation of readers.