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Dunbar School seeking ‘Read Across America’ volunteers

[imagebrowser id=14] Dunbar School in Glen Ellen is celebrating “Read Across America” next Friday, March 8 and is looking for volunteers to come in and celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday by reading to students. The event will run from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The day will kick off a 31-day reading incentive program at the school. Here are the photos from last year’s celebration. To volunteer, contact Linda Dezhad at 935-6070 in the Dunbar office.  Volunteers can choose a reading… Read More »

‘Read Across America’ across Sonoma County

[imagebrowser id = 13] “Read Across America” got off to a green-eggs-and-hammy start today at Madrone Elementary School in Santa Rosa. Gayle Turner’s pre-kindergarten class ate funky looking treats while teachers and guest readers came to the classroom to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday in the annual nationwide event. Turner supplied her entire class with Seussian hats and students were encouraged to bring sleeping bags and pillows for the read aloud day. Parents created “green eggs and ham” and the class also… Read More »

UPDATED: Are you celebrating ‘Read Across America’?

UPDATE: Just a reminder, folks. This event is tomorrow. If you have photos from your school or class, email them to me at kerry.benefield@pressdemocrat.com Please keep photos to 3mb or smaller. Thanks. ____ Read Across America is coming. The California Teachers Association-sponsored event is March 2. Looking ahead, if your school or classroom is planning on celebrating the event with celebrity guest readers or other festivities, please let ExtraCredit know. Be prepared to email photos to ExtraCredit and a brief… Read More »

Thomas Page celebrates Read Across America

The students and staff at Thomas Page Elementary School in Rohnert Park had the whole school involved in the recent “Read Across America” day celebration of reading and to mark Dr. Seuss’s birthday. More than 12 guest readers converged on classrooms and read from Seuss favorites. An assembly was held and second graders sang “Hooray for Diffendooder,” while third and fourth graders recited a poem for all. Guest readers included local firefighters, police officers, retired teachers and the school’s principal,… Read More »

Send me your Read Across America photos

Tuesday is Read Across America day to promote reading among school age children. The theme this year is “Serve up a good book.” The Press Democrat will be out visiting a couple of schools in the morning, taking pictures of “celebrity readers” in Dr. Seuss hats and volunteers making green eggs and ham, among other activities. Is your class doing anything? Email photos to kerry.benefield@pressdemocrat.com and I can post them here.