Junior high school students share love of reading with elementary students
March 2, 2012
Watervliet Junior High School students visited the elementary school and shared their love of reading with younger students in recognition of Read Across America Day on Friday, March 2.
Eight students from grades 7 and 8 read books by beloved children's author Dr. Seuss and other stories to students in Universal Pre-K, first grade, second grade and fourth grade.
The following junior high students were selected by teachers to read at WES based on having achieved excellence in their reading class, as well as participating in the Reading Counts program.
The first Read Across America Day was held on March 2, 1998. This nationwide observance coincides with the birthday of Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel, an American writer best known for children’s books. Many of his books, including Green Eggs and Ham and The Cat in the Hat, were read to elementary classes during Read Across America Day 2012.