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Read Across America Week

On Thursday, the 5th grade Teachers dressed as Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory for Read Across America Week. Pictured (L-R): Christie Anderson, Leanne Flowers, Kayla Eaton, Miranda Lambert. Photo | Metcalfe County Schools

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Read Across America Week was held March 4th – 8th and to celebrate, each day had a special theme and MCES invited guests to read to students.

Monday – I’m dreaming of a good book. Wear your pajamas day. Tuesday – Team up for reading. Wear your favorite team day. Wednesday – MCES is wild about reading. Wear wild, wacky, mismatched, crazy hair. Thursday – Reading opens up a world of possibilities. Dress like your favorite character from a book. Friday – Oh, the places you will go. Wear your favorite college, vacation, or occupation clothes.

Last Tuesday, Superintendent Josh Hurt began reading the book “The Mouse and the Motorcycle” by Beverly Cleary to Ms. Beth Jessie’s 4th grade class. He’s been invited back to see how it ends.

Launched in 1998 by the National Education Association (NEA), Read Across America is the nation’s largest celebration of reading. This year, the theme is diversity and inclusion.

The program’s focus is to motivate children and teens to read by holding events that make reading part of a fun activity. The idea is to get children to feel included in the class, recognized, and excited about reading.

Superintendent Josh Hurt began reading the book “The Mouse and the Motorcycle” to Ms. Beth Jessie’s 4th grade class. Its Tuesday, so the students are wearing their favorite team. Photo | Metcalfe County Schools

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