This year I had the honor of reading to 2 classes in celebration of “National Read Across America Day.” And in my case, it was days, as I read to a 2nd grade class at one school on March 2 – Dr. Seuss’ actual birthday, which spawned the reading event, and on March 4 with a pre-K class. Read across America Day is an annual event to promote reading and literacy for everyone. Thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, adults and books for the occasion.
I read a Dr. Seuss book to 2nd graders at Poplar Halls Elementary called, “If I Ran The Rainforest.” That was fun, I had never heard of that ‘Cat in the Hat’ book before, but they enjoyed it and were a very captive audience!
The Pre-K class I read to was at James Monroe elementary. This class was very festive – I mean they are 4-year olds! Their teacher was even dressed like a fantasy storybook character… 🙂 I didn’t read a Dr. Seuss classic to them, but instead one of my all-time favorites, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”
And — in honor of my reading efforts, I received a nice certificate along with popcorn in the school’s colors!