Celebrate Read Across America Day This Friday
Fans of beloved author, Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, will celebrate his birthday on Friday, March 2, 2018. The National Education Association (NEA) established Dr. Seuss’ Birthday as an annual nationwide celebration of reading known as Read Across America in 1998.
Sac City Unified students will join millions of their peers across the country to celebrate the twenty-first annual celebration. Many of our schools are hosting special events including:
- California Middle is hosting their annual “Tournament of Books” during the entire month of March which spotlights 16 noteworthy books in order to find the most popular among their students.
- Caleb Greenwood Elementary has lunchtime reading-related activities, free bookstore, bookmark making, photo booth and crafts on Friday, March 2. Friday is also the culmination of their month-long read-a-thon fundraiser.
- Genevieve Didion K-8 has 22 teams of 6-8th graders that will participate in the Battle of the Books on Thursday, March 1.
- Health Professions High School will send 13 seniors to read to first graders at Leataata Floyd on Friday, March 2.
- Pacific Elementary will be hosting guest readers on Friday, March 2.
- Rosa Parks K-8 is hosting an after-school Kick-off Event for the Black Book Fair on Wednesday, February 28.
- Tahoe Elementary is hosting their 26th Annual “Reading Celebration Days” on February 27 and 28.
We encourage all Sac City Unified families to participate. Please share with us your pictures of how you and your students celebrated their love of reading on Dr. Seuss’ Birthday by tagging pictures with the hashtag #SacCityReads.
Reading Resources for Students*
- Promoting Reading for All Children
- Raising a Reader
- Tips for Reading Aloud
- Reading to Young, School-Age Children
- Tips for Reading to Infants and Toddlers
- Get Ready for Summer Reading
*Provided by the NEA.