In observance of the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day, several members of the Jobs for Tennessee Graduates program at Springfield High School visited a local elementary school to read to their students. One of the JTG students dressed as the “Cat in the Hat”. The elementary students enjoyed the interaction with older students. This was a great mentoring experience, especially for the JTG students that are considering elementary education as a possible career. This proved to be a fun day for all. Beverly West is the JTG Teacher at Springfield High School in Springfield, TN.
“Every year on NEA’s Read Across America Day, the imaginations of children across the country are ignited when they open up a good book,” said NEA President Dennis Van Roekel. “‘The Lorax’ is not only entertaining to read, but it also highlights the importance of protecting our air, land and water. Our students deserve to learn in a safe, healthy environment.”
“Dr. Seuss not only teaches kids about taking care of our planet with ‘The Lorax,’ he helps them learn the fundamentals of reading through all of his books,” said DeVito. “I’m so happy to be a part of Read Across America’s efforts to spread these timeless messages to children throughout the country.”
About NEA’s Read Across America
The National Education Association is building a nation of readers through its signature program, NEA’s Read Across America. Now in its 15th year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources.
NEA’s Read Across America Day, NEA’s national reading celebration takes place each year on or near March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too!