Read Across America
Did you know? Children learn an average of 4,000 to 12,000 new words each year as a result of book reading. In addition, research shows that children who spend time reading on their own are more likely to achieve greater academic goals.
In an effort to encourage children to read more, SCA celebrated Read Across America Day. Read Across America Day was first established as an annual event in 1998 in an effort to get children excited about reading. The creators of Read Across America chose early March as the annual date to coincide with Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
SCA seniors served as guest readers in elementary classrooms and read from a selected Dr. Seuss book. Other special guests to our celebration included “The Cat in the Hat” and “Thing 1 and Thing 2.” These characters traveled to elementary classrooms entertaining students and adding to the excitement! Special thanks go to Dr. Ricki Boyle and Penny Troutman for planning this special event.