GRANBY – Granby Elementary School kicked off Read Across America Week by offering every student a brand new book.
Throughout the school day today (Feb. 26), each classroom visited a variety of tables set up outside of the library, where books of various reading levels were displayed for the youngsters to browse and select one to keep.
According to the National Education Association, children who read frequently develop stronger reading skills and become more proficient over time. Granby Elementary Principal Heather Witter said she and the reading staff were proud to offer such a positive promotion of literacy.
The kickoff was the perfect beginning to the school’s Read Across America spirit week, where each day students have been encouraged to participate in something fun: read a T-shirt day, wacky Wednesday, crazy socks day and Cat in the Hat day/crazy hat day.
Several classrooms throughout grades kindergarten through six have also offered hands-on learning activities in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2.