By Madi Balvin, Immaculate Conception School
Marlborough – Immaculate Conception School students recently took part in Read Across America. This annual event began in 1977 by the National Education Association, in hopes of sparking a sense of excitement towards reading. Read Across America’s observance date happens to fall on Dr. Seuss’s birthday, which is the perfect reason to read one (or many) of his famous books.
Immaculate Conception was not short of celebrating creatively this year! Our Pre-K class took part by reading “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” followed by a fish painting activity. Our First Grade class also participated in the festivities by reading “The Lorax” and creating their own Lorax mustaches, while Second Grade read “Daisy-Head Mayzie” and made their own daisy-head hats.
There is no question of the effect Read Across America has on children considering the amount of excitement and engagement it receives. Our students at Immaculate Conception in Marlborough thoroughly enjoyed their involvement in Read Across America and cannot wait for what next year’s installment has in store for them.