Reading is an essential life skill and schools spend a great deal of time developing skilled readers. Reading also is just too fun to let it languish in the land of drudge and drill.
Chesapeake Academy chose iconic children’s author Dr. Seuss’ birthday as an opportunity to relish the joy of reading: together, alone, silently and aloud.
Teachers Katie Parker and Kelly Antonio (aka Thing One and Thing Two) advised students to “Grab your hat, and read with a cat!” to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2, Read Across America Day.
Students donned some Seussian garb, shared some grand old classics by the author with the Cat in the Hat and joined the whole school community to drop everything and read—just for the joy of it, reported head of school Debbie Cook.