Last week for the 3rd year in a row we participated in Read Across America! The National Education Association is building a nation of readers through its signature program, NEA’s Read Across America. Now in its 16th year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources. In 2010, nearly 45 million children and adults celebrated NEA’s Read Across America. By taking part in the 2011 celebration, your local event will be a part of bringing an entire nation of readers together under one (Cat in the Hat) hat for Read Across America on Dr. Seuss’s birthday.
Ben, our new AmeriCorps*VISTA, organized local volunteers to read to students at Stern and Armstrong Elementary Schools. Check out the great picture from Ms. Dixon’s kindergarten class!