(MARCH 2023)—Valley Stream UFSD Thirteen students celebrated Read Across America Week through various fun and engaging activities. Read Across America Week was launched by the National Education Association in 1998 to celebrate and encourage students to read.
Wheeler Avenue Elementary School students celebrated Read Across America Week by taking 10 minutes out of their day to read quietly. Students also participated in a STEM activity which included stacking cups to create the tallest hat similar to the one in The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss.
Howell Road Elementary School students participated in a school-wide read-aloud with a visit from Linda Elovitz Marshall author of Rainbow Weaver. The students wore colorful shirts inspired by the book and had meaningful conversations with the author about her inspirations behind the book.
James A. Dever Elementary School students celebrated Read Across America Week in their Innovation Lab to honor Dr. Seuss’s birthday and his work with Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzzy Day inspired by his book, Dr. Seuss’s ABC. Students decorated their paper Dr. Seuss hats and Lorax mustaches and read their favorite books by Dr. Seuss.
Willow Road Elementary School students participated in a drop everything and read activity. Students colored in Dr. Seuss-themed worksheets, read their favorite books and spent the day rhyming like Dr. Seuss.