School Wide Celebration of Dr. Seuss Day

School Wide Celebration of Dr. Seuss Day
Posted on 03/02/2017
Pictured: Green Eggs and Ham reading with Mr. ConfinoPhoenixville, PA –Today marked the 20th anniversary of National Education Association’s Read Across America Day. This is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place each year on March 2nd, which happens to be Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the United States, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books. This is an annual favorite for both students and teachers at the Renaissance Academy (RA).

Each year, a number of RA’s staff members dress up in their favorite Dr. Seuss attire. Ron Confino from RA’s technologies department gets into the spirit by dressing up head to toe as the Cat in the Hat. He then spends time in the library reading Dr. Seuss books to students from different grade levels. “It’s truly one of my favorite days of the year,” said Mr. Confino. “Because I so strongly believe in the value of literacy, I enjoy sharing my excitement for reading with the students”.

School Library Media Specialist, Lindsey Engler, who was dressed as the fox from Dr. Seuss’ “Fox in Socks”, said, “It’s a fun day celebrating with the students, making memories, and promoting an appreciation for reading. We look forward to this event each year.”

In addition to the Dr. Seuss library visits and regular classroom activities, three RA juniors decided to step up to promote literacy. Ryan Ayres, Destiny Taylor and Sage Viskne coordinated the Upper School students to read to students in grades K - 4th during Homebase. RA Sophomore, Erin Robbins read to Mrs. Alvira’s 4th Grade class said that she really valued this great opportunity to read to students. “One of the goals was to encourage students to read, so we took turns reading to each other. It was truly fun to connect with younger students and share my passion for reading.”