Participating in NEA’s Read Across America
We had a lot of fun celebrating Read Across America!
What is Read Across America? For 20 years, the National Education Association has promoted reading across the nation in a Dr. Seuss birthday celebration! NEA’s first Read Across America celebration on March 2, 1998, was the largest celebration of reading this country has ever seen. A small reading task force at NEA came up with the big idea. “Let’s create a day to celebrate reading,” the group decided. “We hold pep rallies to get kids excited about football. We assemble to remember that Character Counts. Why don’t we do something to get kids excited about reading? We’ll call it ‘NEA’s Read Across America’ and we’ll celebrate it on Dr. Seuss’s birthday.”
Some of our activities at Tobin Children’s School to celebrate Read Across America: painting truffle trees using cotton balls, playing pin the star on the Sneech, and dressing up like Thing 1 and 2 for a parade around the classroom.