Learning about teaching and service through Read Across America

Jerica J. is Antioch High School‘s valedictorian this year and a student in the Academy of Teaching and Service. On March 2, 2012, she participated in Read Across America, an event created by the National Education Association to foster a love in reading in children throughout the United States. The event also celebrates the birthday of Dr. Seuss to honor his contributions to children’s literature and learning.

Antioch student Read Across America Dr. Seuss

Lakeview Elementary Design Center, an MNPS elementary school, had “Read Me Week” for their students in celebration of the late Theodor Seuss Geisel’s birthday. He wasalso known as Dr. Seuss. During this week, students and adults from different schools came to read some of their favorite children’s books to the students. My peers and I were just a handful of those students. The group I went to read to was a third grade class and I must say that it was a success! The students were great and so excited about having what they called “big kids” come into their class to read to them. The four students from my class and I were given about 3 to 4 students each and we read books that we thought the children would like. My group was pretty energetic and, like I said before, excited!  It was such a great experience and I really enjoyed myself. Just to see those “kool-aid” smiles made my day. I would love to do it again and would encourage students to take part in a similar activity next year.

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