St. Lawrence students are celebrating Read Across America because “fun is good”. The event is part of National Reading Month and kicked off at schools across the country on March 2 to honor the beloved author Dr. Seuss on the anniversary of his birthday.
Cassidy Schwagel, Miss Milbank 2023, visited St. Lawrence School to read to the children. The preschoolers were delighted by Go, Dog. Go! The kindergarteners especially enjoyed Green Eggs and Ham. Could that be because “it is so good, so good, you see”?
Valley Queen employees — Sandra Fonder, Karissa Karels, Mindy Rogers, and Melissa Schmidt — also spent time in the classrooms reading to the students. Principal Brenda Anderson thanked Valley Queen for “generously donating several books to our school library.”
According to Read Across America, evidence indicates children learn 4,000 to 12,000 new words every year if they read regularly. The organization also believes, “Reading boosts memory and reduces stress, meaning that many skills can be targeted just by picking up a book with your kids.”
The Read Across America celebration continues this week at St. Lawrence School because, “today was good, today, was fun, tomorrow is another one.”
The schedule of events includes:
Tuesday – March 7 – All classes and teachers will dress as their favorite book characters.
Wednesday – March 8 – The Cat in the Hat – Kindergarteners and first graders are invited to wear stripes and/or their favorite hat.
Thursday – March 9 – Sleep Book – Kindergarteners and first graders are encouraged to wear pajamas to school.
Friday – March 9 – Fox in Sox – Kindergarteners and first graders are invited to wear mismatched or crazy socks.
Photos: Top-Kindergarteners. Bottom-Preschoolers