The National Education Association’s Read Across America Day is held annually on March 2, which is the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. The idea behind the reading motivation and awareness program is to help every child in every community celebrate reading. This year, in anticipation of this day, students at B-L Primary School participated in a weeklong celebration of Dr. Seuss, with each school day beginning on Monday, February 25th and ending on Friday, March 1st celebrating some aspect of one of Dr. Seuss’s many famous books.
Students wore crazy socks in honor of the book Fox in Socks, sported wild hair like the residents of Whoville, and dressed up as what they want to be when they grow up in celebration of the book Oh, the Places You’ll Go, just to name a few of the school’s themed activities. Faculty, staff and community members also got involved with the fun, all with the hope of inspiring children to read more books. According to the National Education Association, research shows that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school.