Kindergarten and first-grade students at Parkway Elementary School gathered in the hallway on March 1 to celebrate Read Across America Day with a book and a blanket.
The activity started with students and teachers taking the Read Across America Pledge – an oath that inspires lifelong reading. Students then got cozy with a blanket and book brought from home. Some books were shared in groups while other students took the time to individually read as many books as possible while teachers placed baskets full of books in the hallway for additional options.
In addition to taking part in the literacy event, students also wore hats to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Some of the hats were individually decorated as birthday caps while others were colored with red and white stripes to honor the Cat in the Hat.