Olmstead School students celebrated reading in a BIG way on Read Across America Day! Students were challenged to read each day during school and at home for one week before the big event! As readers diligently kept track of their minutes read, Principal, Bonnie Watson nervously cheered them on!
On Read across America Day, for every 20 minutes read, each student was awarded a length of duct tape to “tape” Mrs. Watson to the wall! Students, dressed as their favorite book character, lined up for their chance to “stick” their principal to the wall. Volunteer readers entertained students by reading Dr.Seuss books, and Logan County High School Student Ambassadors read the National Education Association’s Reader’s Oath to the students. Each student recited the Reader’s Oath and promised “to make reading their way of feeding their brain what it needs every day.”
Two students from each homeroom class were selected as the most improved reader for the year and were able to participate in the Reader’s Parade led by non-other than, The Cat in the Hat! It was silent in the halls of Olmstead School for ten minutes as all students participated in a school wide silent reading time.
Students also enjoyed bringing in an old book to swap for a new book during the book swap. Olmstead School students enjoyed a fun day of learning in their classroom as teachers had prepared many lessons and activities related to Dr. Seuss books. Students of Olmstead School went home after a great day of celebrating reading with the knowledge that “The more they read, the more things they will know. The more that they learn, the more places they will go.”