Read Across America week mainly focuses on motivating children to read as it improves their performance in school. Hospitals, bookstores, community centers, churches, libraries and schools across America often host many events during this week.

Students at Naples Elementary will be celebrating Read Across America week with the following themes from Dr. Seuss’s books.

  • Monday, March 2 is “Fox in Socks” day, where students and teachers will be showing off their best socks.
  • Tuesday, March 3 is “Cat in the Hat day, students and teachers are encouraged to wear their favorite hat
  • Wednesday, March 4 is “Wacky Wednesday” with a prize for the wackiest attire
  • Thursday, March 5 is “Horton Hears A Who Day,” devoted to random acts of kindness. Students are encouraged to wear wolverine gear and complete at least one act of kindness.

Valley View Elementary will celebrate in a slightly different way.

  • Monday, March 2 is Crazy Sock and Hat Day
  • Tuesday, March 3 is Twin Day… think about those crazy twins Thing 1 and Thing 2
  • Wednesday, March 4 is “Wacky Wednesday”
  • Thursday, March 5 is Popcorn, Pajamas, and Books! The kitchen will be serving their famous “Green Eggs and Ham” and a cupcake to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday!

On Dr. Seuss Day (which falls on March 2 each year, author Theodor Seuss Geisel’s actual birthday) it is customary to read a favorite children’s book with a child. It could be one of Dr. Seuss’s books or it could be another children’s book author. The whole point of the day is to engage children in reading and to get them to read on a regular basis.

Please join Boundary County students as they celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday, March 2, and then continue on celebrating through the week.