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15/02/2014 | No Comments »
Read Across America Highlights Reading
Read Across America continues its annual celebration of reading on March 3rd, just a day after Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The combined “Seussical” and “whimsical” celebration for literacy will mark the NEA’s 17th year of Read Across America. For some schools, it’s not a one-day activity, but a month-long of activites! It’s among the busiest time of the school year. As co-coordinator for our school’s Read Across America, I applied for a grant. It’s not easy and it requires much thought and time. Good news! Walker Elementary School received a $1,000 Read Across America Event Grant from National Education Association (NEA) and it’s sponsor Renaissance Dental. WE are grateful since the grant helps to partially cover our school’s Read Across America activities, such as Student V.I.P. Luncheon, Community Leaders as Readers, T-Shirts, school assembly, and children’s books from authors who have visited our school. The books will be placed in our school library’s “Dr. Seuss/Read Across America” corner. I started an Authors, Illustrators, and Journalists (AIJ) Academy, which is an after school literacy enrichment program. Among our goals is to create a Read Across America newsletter and a “simulated” newscast. For more information on the AIJ Academy, visit www.aijacademy.weebly.com.
Learn more about the National Education Association (NEA) and Read Across America by visiting www.nea.org. For information on sponsor Renaissance Dental and the importance of quality and affordable dental insurance, as well as good oral health, visit www.RenaissanceDental.com.
The National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America began in May 1997 with the bright idea of “Let’s create a day to celebrate reading.” This is the second year that NEA has teamed up with its sponsor Renaissance Dental to spread an import message: “Pick up a book and a toothbrush.”
Several children’s book authors are helping our school to celebrate reading. Children’s Book Authors: Salina Yoon (www.SalinaYoon.com), Randy Morrison (www.7mc.com), Shannon Messenger (www.ShannonMessenger.com), Cindy Jenson-Elliott (www.CindyJensonElliott.com), and Henry Herz and his sons (www.henryherz.com), will be at Barnes and Noble Booksellers /Walker Family Fun Night Fundraiser on February 27, from 4 – 7 pm, in San Diego. Here’s a link to Barnes and Noble.
Look at the Teacher Resources created for
1) Children’s Book Author Salina Yoon at www.TeachingSeasons.com website and at www.SalinaYoon.com website.
2) Children’s Book Author Randy Morrison at www.TeachingSeasons.com and www.7mc.com.