Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Read Across America Day at Woodland Primary

Here at Woodland Primary, we work very hard everyday teaching kindergarten through 2nd graders how to read. It is an amazing transformation watching the students become readers. GCS Superintendent Mr. Doug Fries once said, “In K-2 we learn to read, in grades 3 through 12 we read to learn.” We are giving our students a solid foundation in literacy to ensure that our children grow up to be successful life-long learners. Our mission statement reads: We, the Woodland Primary Team, are here to provide a safe and secure learning environment and to develop healthy independent lifelong learners and responsible citizens. Our goal is to make a positive difference in students’ lives and to be a school of excellence! To accomplish this goal, students, parents, school staff, administrators and other community members will work together with patience and enthusiasm to encourage our students to reach their fullest potential.

Monday, March 2 is Read Across America Day. NEA’s Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading!

At Woodland Primary, we are celebrating reading by having guest readers from our community come into the school to read to our students. Guest readers include: Julie Schmidt from the Greenville Public Library; Mandy Martin, a naturalist form The Darke County Parks; Andrea Jordan from DCCA; Susan Gettinger, from the Bread of Life Bookstore; Kathy Lockhart, a retired teacher from GCS; Fred Matix, BOE President; Josh Moore, general manager at Cal-Maine Foods; Kathy Steyer, Woodland grandmother and retired teacher;, and Mayor Mike Bowers. The Woodland Primary PTA has purchased one book for every student at Woodland Primary. High school students enrolled in the Careers with Children will be “reading buddies” with our kindergarten students during our school wide “stop everything and read a book anywhere” event. We also have one parent volunteer from every classroom coming into their child’s classroom to read. We are so thankful for our community for supporting us and coming to Woodland to celebrate the fact that we can read! Thank you to all our parents, grandparents, and community members for taking time to read with us! “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child!” – Dr. Seuss

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