State Highway Workers Join Fallsburg Elementary Students During Read Across America Week
LAWRENCE COUNTY (March 26, 2020) – Friday, March 6, seems like a lifetime ago; so much has happened since then. Students are no longer in their classrooms.
March 6 was the final day of Read Across America Week, launched in 1998 by the National Education Association as a year-round program to motivate children and teens to celebrate reading, to get kids excited about reading, to create the same sense of enthusiasm for reading as schools do for sports.
Reading develops the mind. Understanding the written word is one way the mind grows in ability. Teaching young children to read develops their language skills and also helps them learn to listen. In addition, reading encourages imagination and creativity; books take us to places and introduce us to people and things we would not otherwise experience.
Lawrence County Maintenance Superintendent Todd Moran and Highway Technicians Josh Trout and James Copley visited Fallsburg Elementary on Friday, March 6, where they read Dr. Seuss books to first and second graders.