Many people in the United States, particularly students, parents and teachers, join forces in early March for Read Across America Day. This nationwide observance coincides with the birthday of Dr. Seuss, who is known for writing numerous children’s books. Its purpose is to promote reading.
To celebrate “Read Across America Day,” Northvail invited parents to come in and read to each class. The parents chose their favorite Dr. Seuss book for the read-aloud event and also talked about the importance of reading in their daily lives.
Parsippany’s Board of Education president, Mrs. Susy Golderer, read to her daughter Elizabeth’s fifth grade class. She told the class that, “Reading is the gateway to information.” Mrs. Golderer chose to read “Oh the Places You’ll Go.” Its theme focuses on facing life’s challenges and striving to achieve greatness. This was a truly inspiring book to read to the fifth graders as they prepare to embark upon the uncharted waters of middle school.
Family Read Night is the next reading event at Northvail which will take place on Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m.