WATERFORD – On Friday, students and teachers across the state were celebrating both Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America Day with special activities – including a reading by local legislators! State Representative Kathleen McCarty (R-38), member of the Legislative Education Committee and a former educator, read to a class at Great Neck Elementary School for a fourth year in a row.
“The children were such a joy,” said Rep. McCarty. “This year’s Read Across America day was particularly special to me as I was able to read several Dr. Seuss books to my youngest granddaughter’s Kindergarten class. I thank Great Neck Elementary for the invitation, and commend the teachers for continuing to teach the importance of literacy to our students.”
The National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books.