Saturday, March 2, 2019

Read Across America 2018

Read Across America 2018 was celebrated February 25 - March 1 this year. Here's the list of activities my school's Reading Committee and I came up with:

Monday, February 25 - Football players from Kennesaw State University came and read to our students

Tuesday, February 26 - Students estimated the number of goldfish in the bowl. Closest estimate won all the goldfish. We had a TON of students participate in this!

Wednesday, February 27- Students were encouraged to give the gift of reading by donating a new or gently used book to a local charity. We collected almost 500 books!

Charity Note: I chose the Lunch program with the YMCA who provides meals free of charge to local children and youth during school breaks and over the summer break. I'll be working with them during lunch distribution times over the summer to make sure children feed their bodies and their brains with a new book. I'll probably be doing some reading along the way.

Thursday, February 28 - Draw a crazy picture of a new kind of pet and the drawings would be displayed in the hallway

Friday, March 1 - Book character dress-up day and our local school board member, Mr. David Banks came and read to a group of kindergartners.

I'm not sure what we'll come up with for the 2019 RAA week, but I do know that we're going to focus more on multicultural books instead of Dr. Seuss. What great activities do you plan? Do you celebrate for a whole week or just the one day? Please share!

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