Thursday, March 2, was a day to celebrate reading! National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’ birthday is a day to encourage children to pick up a book and read. A child’s ability to read has a direct effect on their future success. Reading helps to increase their vocabulary and improves their reading fluency and comprehension.
NEA’s Read Across America began in 1998 as a way to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Seuss by encouraging children to read. Since its creation, educators, parents, caregivers and students have embraced Read Across America and helped to turn it into the largest reading celebration.
At Admiral Farragut Academy, our Prek-3rd graders dressed in their favorite pajamas or Dr. Seuss themed outfits to picnic on the football field for their thirty minutes of reading time. They were joined by the Upper School English and Creative Writing classes and paired up to read some of their favorite children’s books.