Reading Month encourages young scholars

BALDWIN — First grade students from Baldwin Elementary are gearing up to celebrate a month-long event. This event engages students in various reading activities. It teaches them the importance of reading as well as the joy of reading. The event is Reading Month which is celebrated nationally.

Armed with a favorite stuffed animal, frazzled hair, and wearing last night’s pajamas, first graders kicked off Reading Month on March 2nd. They started off with a two hour Read-in where the only sounds heard were pages turning. Students spent the day celebrating Dr. Suess’s birthday, complete with his most memorable books and cupcakes to culminate the event. During the day they participated in a Suess themed book walk where every child went home with a book and a special bookmark.

During the month of March students will be reading self-selected books for 20 minutes each day during our Daily 5 literacy block. They will also partner up with fifth grade students on Fridays to share their favorite books. Grand Oaks Nursing Center will be showcasing “Cat in the Hat” artwork made by students and residents. The students will end up the event by doing an author study of Eric Carle.