Dogwood Elementary looked very different on this past Friday,
March 2nd. The classrooms and hallways were full of Harry Potter look-alikes,
Fancy Nancy twins, and Dr. Seuss creatures. Students, teachers, and staff
members all joined together to celebrate Read Across America Day by dressing as
their favorite book character and hosting visiting readers from the Germantown
community, like the mayor and the superintendent.
Read Across America Day began in 1997 when the National Education Association decided to create an event to commemorate the work and life of Dr. Seuss who was born on March 2, 1904. Since its inception, Read Across America Day has grown into a week-long celebration nationwide, full of fun and engaging reading activities designed to get students excited about literature. For Dogwood’s kindergarteners, this meant sampling green eggs and ham for breakfast, trying Seuss juice, and becoming master rhymers.
Read Across America is a highlight each year at Dogwood, and next year’s plans are already underway. We are so thrilled our students had such a fantastic experience celebrating Seuss and reading.