Colchester Elementary School celebrates Read Across America

By Colchester schools
Colchester - posted Mon., Mar. 25, 2013
First-grader Lydia Muhl (left) and Kathy Sheehan dressed up as the Cat in the Hat for Read Across America Day. Courtesy photo. - Contributed Photo

Colchester Elementary School celebrated Read Across America Day with its annual week-long celebration from March 4–8.

The National Education Association’s Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries and community centers participate by bringing together kids and books.

This year, CES began the celebration on Monday by taking a Reader’s Oath, followed by a visit to each class from the Cat in the Hat, where the Cat presented each class with a Dr. Seuss book.

On Tuesday, the students were entertained by storyteller, Len Cabral, who shared his fables, as well as guest readers from the Colchester learning community. 

On Wednesday, all students and staff participated in “Drop Everything and Read,” where the entire school stopped what they were doing at 2:45 p.m. and quietly read in the hallways.

Throughout the week, classes had fun with different Dr. Seuss math and reading activities, even the cafeteria offered an “ABC”-themed menu to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s “ABC.” 

The fun-filled week-long celebration culminated on Friday, March 8, when students and staff dressed up as their favorite book character.

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