WESTFIELD, NJ -- Throughout the month of March, the students of Holy Trinity School’s Mountainside Campus celebrated reading in honor of Dr. Seuss. Each week students read in class, read on their own and read with their families, then everyone tallied and posted how many books they read. Together, the students PreK-2 to Kindergarten read 1,735 books in March. The kindergartners took it one step further by writing what they would do if “Cat in the Hat” visited them at home. They knew the story and enjoyed using their imaginations and writing skills once they decided whether to let that Cat in, or not!
“Strong school success starts with a child on your lap with a book. Reading to your child helps develop the skills needed to read independently,” said Leslie Lewis, Director of Holy Trinity School’s Early Education Center.
Holy Trinity School's Early Education Center curriculum has a strong focus on language arts and reading in each of its preschool and kindergarten classes. Students enjoy stories read by teachers as well as their favorite “mystery readers” and they bring reading to life through art, role-playing, and writing.