Read Across America
Read Across America is celebrated the week of Dr. Seuss' birthday, March 2. This motivational day calls all children and youth in every community across the United States to celebrate reading! It encourages them to read wherever they are. Great ways to inspire reading in children include:
- Keep books everywhere you spend time. Put them in the car, in every room of the house and tuck them in backpacks and purses. Make them easily accessible.
- Get caught reading. Children imitate what they see the adults around them do. Whether they see you read a magazine, newspaper or novel, let them know reading is the cool thing to do.
- Read to your children. No matter their age, reading aloud strengthens their vocabulary and language skills. It also opens up opportunities for discussion.
- Have your children read to you, too.
- At FESoT, your child will write down the number of minutes they spent reading March 1st-March 5th! The grade level that reads the most number of minutes will get to duct tape Mrs. Kavalec to the wall! She will then read FESoT's favorite Dr. Seuss book, voted on by the students.
- Your child can also select 5 activities off the Dr. Seuss Reading Challenge sheet to complete during the month of March. Have your child bring the completed sheet with a parent signature on March 31st for a prize!