During the week of February 25 to March 1, Santee students celebrated Read Across America, an annual program that calls upon all children across the country to celebrate reading. Santee's Read Across America week consistently falls closest to the birthday of beloved children's author, Dr. Seuss.
As in past years, this year's Read Across America week highlighted one of Dr. Seuss' books each day. On Monday, in the spirit of Dr. Seuss' "Sleep Book," students were invited to wear pajamas to school. On Tuesday, as a nod to "Green Eggs and Ham," students wore green clothes. On "Wacky Wednesday," students donned silly clothing. On Thursday, students wore their favorite hats as an homage to "The Cat in the Hat." Finally, the week rounded out with students wearing mismatched socks to go along with "Fox in Socks."
Santee's Read Across America committee also planned various other activities in celebration of reading. Students partnered across grade levels to read their favorite books together and each child was provided the opportunity to submit a literacy-themed bookmark into a contest. The week culminated in a Read Across America assembly where students enjoyed hearing their beloved teachers read the book, "The Gruffalo," school librarian Christina Cervantes read "Lucia the Lucadora," and Shop With a Cop representatives and police officers read "A Pet for Fly Guy." At the end of the day, every class was read to by various community members, including police officers and former Santee teachers.
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