Lanigan Elementary School students: if you complete the I Can Read for 20 Hours challenge, “Oh the Places You’ll Go.”
In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ recent birthday and Read Across America Week, librarian Jessica Somers has offered the reading challenge to encourage extra reading time, promote literacy and show Lanigan Eagles that reading is a fun activity.
Participation is easy; for every 20 minutes a Lanigan student reads, he or she should color one stripe of a “Cat in the Hat” hat on the challenge’s reading log.
Once all hats are colored, the 20 hours are complete.
Somers said children don’t have to stop there; they can keep on reading until the contest ends March 15.
Even after that date, she said she hopes students will continue to be inspired and check out books that appeal to them.
Her daily Dr. Seuss trivia has been one friendly reminder to ensure students are reading and comprehending the books.
Prizes will be awarded to the top readers in each grade level and other smaller prizes will be drawn for remaining participants.
The reading challenge perfectly coincided with a recent school spirit week, which had daily themes all about Dr. Seuss’ books.