In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and in concert with the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day, students and staff at Winthrop Avenue School dropped everything and read on March 3.
“We’re always looking for ways to inspire kids to read,” said Principal Sally Curto. “This year, our librarian Marjorie Falabella coordinated the event and all of the students received bookmarks and pencils to remind them to read.” Mrs. Falabella added, “In the midst of all of the preparation for the state testing, it was a great opportunity for the students to take 30 minutes and read for fun.”
To prepare for the day, students learned about Read Across America, Dr. Seuss, aka Theodore Geisel, and other authors who were inspired to become writers because of Mr. Geisel. As a follow-up to that lesson, the students participated in an activity where they wrote who inspired them to become better readers. The brief paragraphs were put together to create a 5-foot version of the Cat in the Hat’s iconic red and white hat.