Celebrating Read Across America Week at Easton Elementary
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MARCH 5, 2021 – The week of March 1-5 is Read Across America Week and, across the country, people have been celebrating reading to students.
At Easton Elementary, readers read both remotely and in-person.
Principal Ramona Warren, Assistant Principal Verschello Nelson, and Superintendent Tricia McManus all read virtually to all students at Easton. Dr. Karen Roseboro, who is an Area Superintendent, read stores virtually in both English and Spanish.
As an exciting bonus, Deputry Harold Acosta of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department, who serves as the School Resource Office at Parkland High, read a book in Spanish from his patrol car.
He read El Zapatero y Los Duendes (The Shoemaker and The Elves).
His wife, Oneida Valentín-González teaches second grade at Easton.
"The students were excited to have a police officer read a book to them,” she said. “He told them that it is very important to read every day. He read a lot to become a police officer.”
On Thursday March 4, Area Superintendent Lionel Kato headed to Easton Elementary to read in person to students in Joyce Lindsey’s first grade class.
“I really enjoyed reading to Ms. Lindsey‘s first-grade class at Easton Elementary!” Kato said. “The students were so engaged and excited to read and we were able to learn good character lessons through two stories.”
Kato read – Dreamers by Yuyi Morales and A Bike Like Sergio’s, written by Maribeth Boelts and illustrated by Noah Z. Jones.
On Friday March 5, retired WS/FCS principal Kent Reichert will read to students at Easton.
The day will also include fifth-graders meeting live online with college students telling them a bit about life on campus.
The week has also included fun activities inspired by Dr. Seuss books, such at Crazy Sock Day and Crazy Hair Day.
“We have had an exciting week here at Easton,” Warren said.