On Tuesday, March 2nd, Hershey Elementary celebrated Read Across America Day! The idea for a day to celebrate reading was first thought up by a group called the National Education Association, also called the NEA. They first brought up the idea to have a special reading day in 1997. A lot of people really liked the idea and just a year later, in 1998, the first Read Across America Day was held. They decided to have the day on Dr. Seuss' birthday. Dr. Seuss is one of the great authors of children's books. Most kids have grown up reading his many entertaining books such as Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, The Lorax, and Horton Hears a Who!
Throughout the day, teachers invited special visitors to read to their class, prepared green eggs and ham, created fun activities, or even simulated an environment called "camp read a lot". We had a fabulous day celebrating reading! Our hope is to bring awareness to the importance of reading in education and foster a passion to read.