Read Across America Day

By Molly Seales

On Monday, March 2, students at Riverdale Academy celebrated Read Across America Day, which is also Dr. Seuss’s birthday.  Children across America read as many books as possible for awareness of the importance of literacy in our schools and homes. 

At Riverdale, students in elementary and middle school were allowed to dress up as their favorite book character, and we had some amazing characters.  Librarian Joni Riggs had fun activities planned throughout the day. 

Each class had a chance to visit the library where they were given snack bags with treats of their choice.  Mrs. Joni read books to the classes, and former teacher Mrs. Joy Cannon came in to read to some classes. 

The students took 155 Accelerated Reading tests for a total of 273,049 words read in just one school day.  Mrs. Joni had a contest Monday for the students to guess the number of goldfish crackers in a fish bowl.  Two students, Alaina Boyd and Destiney Bohannon, both guessed closest to the number, which was 98.  Each girl received a prize. 

This was a great day of fun and learning, and we are always looking forward to next year. “The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  Dr. Seuss

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