Reading Across Cherry Lane

Reading Across Cherry Lane photo

Cherry Lane students recently held a weeklong celebration of literacy in conjunction with Read Across America Day, which is March 1. As a culmination to the week, K-2 students paraded into the gymnasium for a schoolwide readathon and also recognized Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 1. Students recited an oath to read for a sustained period of time; kindergartners maintained their reading stamina for 15 minutes, while first- and second-graders read for 26 minutes before returning to their classrooms. Staff members also dived into their favorite books and thoroughly enjoyed the celebration of reading.

Reading specialist Danielle Emmel coordinated this and several other fun, literacy-based activities during the week leading up to Read Across America Day. Among them were a Storybook Character Day in which students and staff dressed like their favorite character from a book, a Curl Up With a Good Book Day in which students came to school dressed in their pajamas and a Fox in Socks crazy socks day, which payed homage to the popular Dr. Seuss book.