Read Across America was celebrated at Southern Columbia with a  variety of activities and events designed to make reading a fun experience. Read Across America Day is held annually to coincide with the March 2nd birthday of children's author Theodor Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss). At Southern, and in many schools nationwide, Read Across Amercia  typically expands to a weeklong celebration to promote literacy!
One of the creative ways Middle School staff found to encourage reading was the hosting of the 2nd Annual Camp Read A Lot. Pictured to the left are 5th Grade students enjoying a flashlight-read in a tent set up in the Charles T, Nesbitt Gymnasium. Students also particiated in literary games and read-alouds while nibbling on some snacks courtesy of SMART!
Pictured below is Andy Mehalshik from WBRE who read to Mrs. Shelly Pfirman's Third Grade students. Many thanks to Mr. Mehalshik and the 86-plus volunteer guest readers who visited G.C. Hartman Elementary's classrooms to model and share the joy that reading can bring! Volunteers included police officers, emergency responders, clergy, community, business and civic leaders, as well as Southern Columbia's own staff!


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