Students at Athens Elementary celebrated Read Across America from Monday, February 27 through Thursday, March 2. Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading. It was a wonderful week full of many fun activities as well as supporting literacy.
Students celebrated by having dress-up days, playing Seuss Bingo, decorating doors to a Seuss theme, and having guest readers. Guest readers from the National Honor Society (NHS) of the Athens High School came to read to students, and on Thursday, guest readers were grandparents of the students. These grandparents included: Kay Drake, Linda Westfall, Tamey Zenner, Doreen Schultz, Barry Maxfield, Karen Albrecht, Joyce Bloch, and Michelle Mazzoni.
Classrooms that won the door decorating contests received an ice cream bar party for the class. The following classrooms won: Ms. Schelling’s fifth grade--Overall design, Mrs. Nowak’s kindergarten class--Most Seuss-like, Mrs. Kruger’s kindergarten class--best Seuss rhymes, and Mrs. Luther’s first grade--best color.
Each student at Athens Elementary received a book in honor of Read Across America to promote the joy of reading.