Posted Date: 02/28/2019
In May 1997, a small reading task force at the National Education Association came up with the idea to create a day to celebrate reading. This celebration is called, “Read Across America,” and it is celebrated around Dr. Suess’s birthday. This is the largest celebration of reading the country has ever known. The purpose of Read Across America is to motivate children to read. Research has shown that children who read are motivated and achieve better grades in school.
In the pictures below, GJHS 9th grade students are using technology for Digital Learning Day to read to students across America! This week, they read to elementary students at Wooster Elementary and for a school in Tennessee! In return, the elementary students read books to our 9th graders!
On Monday, March 4th, all GJHS students will celebrate Read Across America Day by watching the recording of the students reading. They will also receive cupcakes donated by Harp’s and First Service Bank.