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Read Across America: Wheatlands Style
One of the great joys of elementary schools is when we celebrate. Teachers and students band together to show that something is important by participating in spirit days and hearing announcements about things that are important. A few short weeks ago, we celebrated an event called “Read Across America”. Introduced by the National Education Association, is a national movement to promote reading for children surrounding the birthday of beloved author, Dr. Suess. The Dr. Suess theme rang true at The Wheatlands elementary, as you can see in some pictures we have been sharing with students dressing as the Cat in the Hat or staff members covering their doors in wacky Suess-like themes.
This year at The Wheatlands we had more than a few fun activities including the door decorating contest, won by Miss Tokar, our all school D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read) time, and the special guests from North Central College’s athletic department. Several college students came and read to different groups of children and entire classes, showing our little wolves that even though you get bigger, it shouldn’t change your love of reading. A special thank you goes out to Mrs. Randazzo for helping organize a lot of these different events throughout the week. Weeks like this make all of us proud to be a wolf.