Read Across America Week

Happy Read Across America Week!

Read Across America Week will be taking place at Middlesex from February 26th - March 2nd. Read Across America focuses the country's attention on how important it is to encourage children to read. Since NEA launched the event in 1997, more than a million Americans have participated each year in events across the country celebrating Dr. Seuss and his unique style of writing.

Some of the ways in which Middlesex is celebrating reading and community is by using our theme of Superheroes and becoming reading superheroes! 

  • 1. We are fortunate enough to have local super heroes from the community coming into read to our classes.
  • 2. Students are creating Puppet Pal Reader’s Theaters with their grade level buddies to celebrate reading in the form of a “film festival” one day during the week.
  • 3. We have special secret morning readers sharing pieces of their favorite children’s literature on the morning announcements.
  • 4. Teachers will showcase book covers of their favorite youth books throughout the hallways.
  • 5. Students will be receiving special reading surprises to share a love for reading with everyone at home!

Our themed days for the week are:

Monday,2/26 - Super Hero Day: Wear your Middlesex Super Hero shirt or dress up as your favorite super hero (no masks please)!  Remember that there are many local heroes we can dress up as too!

Tuesday,2/27 - Favorite Character Day: Spend your Tuesday dressed as your favorite story book character!  All students will be given a “Hi, my name is” nametag to wear around school with their favorite character on it as well!

Wednesday, 2/28 - Wacky for Words Wednesday: Wear your wackiest outfit and be on the lookout for new vocabulary words posted around the school!

Thursday, 3/1- Hats off to Reading!: Wear your favorite hat to school!

Friday, 3/2 – Green Eggs and Ham Day: Wear as much green to school as you can!

Try Out These Special Reading Activities at Home:
If you do these, or any other special reading activity at home, send us a photo and we will tweet it!

Skype Night: Skype or FaceTime with a family member and read a book aloud to them!

Read to a Pet/Stuffed Friend: Sit down with a pet or a stuffed friend and read aloud!

Silent Reading Fort: Build a silent reading pillow fort and read to yourself in it!

Draw a picture of what you read!

Act it out!: Read a book as a family and then act it out together!

Fluency Photo Friday: Take a selfie of you reading as a family and email it to Mrs. Remm ([email protected]).

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