District 135 Celebrates Read Across America

Students across District 135 celebrated Read Across America this week along with a salute to Dr. Seuss on his birthday

Author Aaron Reynolds holds a game show at Prairie School as part of his presentation to incentivize reading.
Author Aaron Reynolds holds a game show at Prairie School as part of his presentation to incentivize reading.
The primary students of District 135 was introduced to Creepy Carrots, Chicks and Salsa and Carnivores during the nationwide celebration Read Across America.  Aaron Reynolds, New York Times best – selling children’s author spoke to students in kindergarten through third grade to and got them excited about reading!  He presented why he began writing children’s books and the perseverance he had in receiving 390 rejection letters before his first book was published. Students also played the role of writer, illustrator and publisher to learn the process of how a story transforms from an idea into a published book. The students had the opportunity to have Mr. Reynolds visit classrooms, sign books and answer a myriad of questions from the students.

Other activities throughout the schools included visits from grandparents at Center School, Dr. Seuss projects and book reading in honor of his birthday.  Centennial School held cross-curricular activities that included poetry reading, math games and Dr. Seuss projects, activities and dedicated reading times with Principal Keri DeYoung.

Read Across America is recognized by the National Education Association and is celebrated by over 45 million students, parents and educators nation-wide.

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