Every year, the Francis Howell School District (FHSD) celebrates the National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Week, in honor of Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel’s birthday on March 2. Every day during the week, students had a chance to celebrate in a different and creative way! One of the student favorites during the week was “Hats Off to Reading Day,” when students and staff wore their goofiest hats. From bedazzled, bright baseball caps to vibrant, animal-shaped hats, students and staff had a great time showing off their goofiest headwear, in honor of Dr. Seuss!
“We use this week to get students excited about reading,” said Library Media Specialist Ashley Nicholson. “Each day, we had a theme based on some of our favorite Dr. Seuss books that the students got to participate in. We also voted on some of our favorite Dr. Seuss books. This wasn’t just an awesome opportunity to promote and encourage reading for the week, but we also encouraged reading beyond this week, and throughout their lives.”
Read Across America is an annual initiative by the NEA that celebrates and encourages reading among children. NEA’s goal is to contribute to the scholastic success of students by motivating them to spend more time reading. For more information about Read Across America Week and the NEA, click here.