Waddell Celebrates Dr. Seuss Day
February 27, 2015
Students and residents within the Waddell School district came together on February 27 to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss and the love reading across all grade levels. Read Across America Day is celebrated across the entire United States in many schools incorporating all types of literacy. Students at Waddell School celebrated by welcoming members of their community. Members of the Board of Education, the local grocery store, the Police Department and the 8th Utilities Fire Department visited throughout the day reading various books in numerous classes. Some classrooms made a whole day of it by wearing pajamas and reading as many books as they could throughout the day, while others wrote letters to authors expressing their love of reading. Carolyn Pattavina, the schools Literacy Facilitator, aligned times with various parents to visit the classrooms in an effort to get families involved in their child’s education. Renee Bryan, the Family Resource Director, worked collaboratively with the community to make the bridge between school and local residents. The message was clear as one walked through the halls that Waddell cares about the community. Visitors were greeted at the door, offered coffee and donuts, and escorted to their assigned classrooms. Students and staff alike enjoyed an amazing day of reading.
To discover more about Read Across America Day please visit http://www.seussville.com/Educators/educatorReadAcrossAmerica.php.