NEA Read Across America

During the week between February 27th-March 7th, kids all across the country engage in a celebration of reading to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Seuss - our school was no exception. The students of East Juniata Elementary were encouraged to read 10,000 minutes per grade level during this time as well as the entire school working towards a goal of 70,000 combined minutes. Three of our grade levels reached this milestone and will receive a special treat from the home and school - congratulations to 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade! We also want to congratulate our top readers: Annie Fogle with 930 minutes, Andrew and Alex King with 820 minutes, and Molly Messimer with 772 minutes! As far as the school total, the combined minutes equated to a HUGE 64,932! That is equivalent to 45 days of consecutive reading. Though we fell short of our goal, that is a mighty feat for our mighty tigers!

Mixed in with all these logged minutes of reading, we also participated in a spirit week where the students and staff were able to wear wacky socks and hats, dress up as their future careers, and even dress up for spring picture day and Dr. Seuss’s birthday! We welcomed author/illustrator Ralph Masiello who showcased his talents and abilities in writing and drawing. All in all, we had a busy and fun week. The students were engaged, excited, and enthusiastic. We hope our efforts of reading this week will carry us to become lifelong learners and that we have made Dr. Seuss proud!