The students in Ms. Joycelyn Gore’s 2nd grade class at Continental Colony Elementary were wide-eyed and full of joy. I had the pleasure of being invited to read to them as part of National Reading Month, which kicked off today “Reading Across America Day”. The book of choice was “Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?” by Dr. Seuss. It’s the 20th anniversary of Read Across America Day, which celebrate’s Seuss’s birthday and the joys of reading.
Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen read to students at Deerfield Academy. Similar reading events were also held at Hollis Innovation Academy, and Beecher Hills, D.H. Stanton, Usher-Collier Heights elementary schools, Mays and Carver high schools. APS also served green eggs and ham for breakfast at its elementary schools.
Additional reading activities are planned this month, including March 17th, at Beecher Hills Elementary School.