Lincoln School Plans Week-long Celebration for Read Across America

Again this year Lincoln School has a week-long schedule of activities to celebrate books and reading in Read Across America. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Lincoln and Euclid Elementary schools in Hasbrouck Heights will again celebrate Read Across America with a week-long celebration of books and reading. The annual reading motivation and awareness program calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading culminating on March 2, the birthday of children's author Dr. Seuss.

Lincoln School’s program provides a whole school program with special, age-appropriate activities for each grade.

Starting on Monday, every morning, members of the Student Council will welcome students with excerpts from different Dr. Seuss books. These excerpts correspond to the day's dress down theme. Monday is the Sleep Book, and yes, it’s okay to wear pajamas to school that day; Tuesday is One Fish Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, students and staff are to wear purple in memory of the their late librarian Kathryn DiGuglielmo, also known as Mrs. D.; the book Wacky Wednesday sets the tone with mismatched or silly clothing; Thursday’s read is If I Ran the Zoo and wearing clothing with an animal or animals prints, and “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” is spotlighted Friday encouraging students to wear a shirt from a different city, place or state.

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On Friday, high school teacher Erin Schneeweiss visit Lincoln with approximately 25 high school students to help students from Pre-K through fifth grade with special projects in the classrooms.

There will also be grade-specific activities and special guests throughout the week. Authors Doug Snelson and Brielle Marino will be reading their books to children Pre-K through second grade in the KMD Media Center.

On Friday, March 2, several dignitaries from Hasbrouck Heights will be stopping by the classrooms to read to the students in the morning. The following week, fifth graders will participate in a SKYPE with author, Kate Messner, on March 6.

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