In support of national literacy movements inspired by Dr. Seuss, our Marshall Road community will be celebrating Read Across America the week of February 26-March 2. As a kick-off to the week, author and illustrator Henry Cole will be speaking with students in grades 3-6 this Friday, February 23; students are encouraged to bring in their personal copies of Mr. Cole’s books for signing by the author during his school visit.
Read Across America week itself will include several in-school activities for students, including buddy reading with other classes and surprise moments of “Drop Everything And Read” (DEAR). Students and their families are heartily invited to share their love of reading together in special events planned before or after school. The PTA is sponsoring opportunities for bookmark crafting, poetry readings, and the ever popular Dr. Seuss Night with read-alouds of Dr. Seuss books by MRES teachers. For the full schedule of events, please see our Read Across America page. In order to offer these activities, teachers and parents are working together and we ask you to consider volunteering a bit of your time; you may sign-up here.
Most importantly, remember to pause and enjoy reading with your children!