Mountain View School District Students Learn that Reading Takes You Places
by Michele Earle
March 14, 2013 • 426 views
Joining in the nationwide celebration of Read Across America, the largest reading event in the United States, schools throughout the Mountain View School District hosted Read Aloud Celebrations. Read Across America also marks the birthday of Dr. Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, beloved children’s author who was born over 100 years ago. Dr. Seuss changed the landscape of children’s books with his controlled-vocabulary tales of antic cats (The Cat in the Hat), colorful meals (Green Eggs and Ham), and dozens of other zany tales.
Following this year’s Read Across America theme, Reading Takes You Places, students at Twin Lakes welcomed guest readers including none other than The Cat in the Hat. At Maxson School, second graders were treated to a story read by El Monte Mayor, Andre Quintero. Throughout the celebrations, students participated in all kinds of activities relating to the theme of reading and Dr. Seuss.
“Inviting guest readers to our schools is a great way to show students the importance of reading,” said Lillian Maldonado French, MVSD superintendent. “We appreciate all the volunteer readers who took time out of their schedules to visit our schools and read to our students. It truly does make a tremendous impact and to quote Dr. Seuss, ‘There’s no limit to the places we can go’ especially when we work together as a community to encourage our children to read.”