Posted on March 13, 2019 by jdooley
HARTFORD – In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the 22nd annual National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day, State Representative Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) joined in the nationwide celebration by reading to 2nd grade students at Wakelee Elementary School in Wolcott.
“What a wonderful time reading to the students. The children asked great questions about my role as a state legislator and shared their stories about their favorite activities, sports, and what they’re aspiring to be as adults. I was quite amazed how the children appreciate the joys of reading, their smiles said it all,” Rep. Mastrofrancesco said.
As part of the annual event, Rep. Mastrofrancesco read Dr. Seuss’s ‘And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street.
Read Across America Day was established by the National Education Association in 1997 and takes place on March 2nd. It has become the largest reading event in the country.