Elementary schools across the district celebrated Read Across America Day on March 2, 2012 by putting the spotlight on reading. At some schools, school teaching staff dressed up as favorite characters from well-known children's books. At other schools the students dressed up too.
Staff at Gubser Elementary surprised students on Read Across America Day by dressing up as a favorite book character. During the reading event students enjoyed hearing from other grade level teachers as they visited different rooms to bring the story alive, both through voice and through costume! It proved to be a wonderful celebration of reading, as well as a good community building time. Students later enjoyed visiting the media center and receiving a new book to take home through the Reading Is Fundamental program.
Keizer Elementary celebrated Read Across America and celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday all week with activities centered on reading. Friday morning started with members of the Keizer Fire Department and Keizer Police and other invited guests reading stories with students in their classrooms. Because of the snow day on Thursday March 1st , Literacy Family Night was canceled, but the cold weather didn’t cool the spirit of students as they made their hats for the end of the “Cat in the Hat” day photo.
Stories and photos provided by Lee, Gubser, and Keizer elementary schools.