Both Ste. Genevieve Elementary and Bloomsdale Elementary celebrated Read-On Missouri Week from March 1 - 5. This week is part of the Read Across America program, which is sponsored by the National Education Association and celebrates reading and encourages students to develop lifelong reading habits!
Throughout the week, students had the opportunity to participate in various activities that promote the message that reading provides countless opportunities to learn and grow.
MNEA-Retired teachers, Officer Christy Clark, Board of Education members and administrators all made plans to read to students, both virtually and safely socially distanced in classrooms. Our guest readers share some of their favorite children’s books to the students, and of course, there was one guest that all of the students knew right from the start—the Cat in the Hat!
Among the festivities at Ste. Genevieve Elementary, a door decorating contest was launched! First place was Mrs. Lurk’s fourth grade class, second place was Mrs. Sulser’s room, and third place was Mrs. Geile’s room! The doors were decorated with a theme centering around reading, and the winning door had the theme: Reading is Out of This World!
At Bloomsdale Elementary, books were played on the TVs over lunch for students! The Spirit/Pep Student Leaders planned the dress-up days for the week with each day centered around a different book, which included “Readers ARE Leaders” and “Snuggle Up and Read!”
Each year, SGNEA and NHS have a tradition of sponsoring Cat in the Hat visits to both elementary schools—this year, Cameron Carlson was the cat and was assisted by Breanna Boyd!
We would like to thank all of our guest readers who took the time to engage and share their love of reading with our students: MNEA officers, MNEA-Retired, Officer Clark, Officer McCarty, Board of Education members and community members.