RIDGEFIELD – State Representative John Frey (R-111) visited Farmingville Elementary School in Ridgefield to read to students in celebration of Read Across America Day.
Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2nd, which is Dr. Seuss’ birthday, with the goal of sharing the joy of reading with elementary schoolers. Rep. Frey had been scheduled to visit the students on March 5th and another occasion, but school was cancelled because of snow each time. On Friday, he read The Antlered Ship by Dashka Slater to a class of second-graders and All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon to kindergarteners at Farmingville.
“It was my pleasure to visit Farmingville Elementary and read to the students there – we are lucky to have such tremendous teachers and school staff in Ridgefield,” said Rep. Frey. “I had a lot of fun laughing with the kids and talking about my role in the state legislature, but I really hope the message of loving reading will stick with them as they continue through their school days. Reading frequently is paramount to success in school and I hope they will pick up that habit early on.”