Porter Elementary Students Celebrate Read Across America Day
By Nieves J. Alvarez, Communications Intern
The National Education Association’s Read Across America Day was celebrated on Monday, March 3. The day was celebrated along with the birthday of Dr. Seuss, an iconic children’s author. Many schools across America celebrated in a unique way.
At the Hazard Branch Library, there was a celebration for Read Across America Day. The Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County (LCOC) partnered up with the library to host the event with a Dr. Seuss theme. Two Pre-K classes from Porter Elementary attended the event and wore Dr. Seuss hats and had cake to celebrate his birthday. They also enjoyed the story time that followed after the Literacy Champion Grant winners were announced.
The grants support literacy programming for the coalition’s Imagination Library families. The coalition has now distributed almost 47,000 books in the following Syracuse zip codes: 13203,13208 and 13204. InterFaith Works CNY: Jump Up! Story Circles, Child Care Solutions: Bottomless Book Bag and Literacy CNY (formerly LVGS) were among the 2014 grant recipients. The Imagination Library program is available to all children under the age of five who live in the above mentioned zip codes.
For the month of March, coalition is encouraging all of their community partners to continue the Read Across America Day celebration to show parents the importance of literacy and learning for their child. They believe that reading aloud for 15 minutes can help enhance a child’s literacy skill. For more information on reading aloud click here.