Read Across America Celebration







 



 

   

 

 

 

 

              

             Read Across America Celebration
 

Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2nd, the birthday of famous children's author Dr. Seuss.

 

Here at South School, children and teachers alike enjoyed celebrating Dr. Seuss, a popular author of imaginative children's books for early readers.  

In honor of the occasion, we decorated our halls, dressed in Seuss colors (red, white, and blue) and sported crazy hairdos. Guest Speakers from both the Rockland Police Department and the Rockland Fire Department joined us to read Dr. Seuss books to our students.  Assisting our guest speakers were our very own Title I teacher, Jen West and our Guidance Counselor, Monica Karam who polished up their acting abilities and became the character voices during the reading.  South School students also helped during the reading-they did a fantastic job!

 

The birthday celebration was topped with a silly game we called Whoville's Hot Potato!  Winners of this game received a special prize!

Dr. Seuss books are widely known for their witty rhymes and crazy characters. The plots are engaging and often teach children a broader lesson such as in “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” where children learn that dreams are achievable even when there are a “few bumps in the road”!

 

One of the most import things we can do for children is to help them become successful, lifelong readers. Please help your child to be successful by motivating them to read at home.