Midway Elementary School students and teachers welcomed Celebrity Readers to their classrooms on Read Across America Day. Each class has several special people come and read to the students on March 2.. 2012 Strawberry Festival Queen, Amy Ferrera, read to Kristi McDonald's Kindergarten class.
Seth Spiers' mom, Renee', read Put Me In the Zoo by Robert Lopshire to Kathy Averette's Pre-K class.
Emma Finley, a favorite custodian at Midway Elementary School, read to several classes on Read Across America Day. Ms. Emma enjoys helping out the children on a daily basis and they especially enjoyed having her read to them. Margaret Burgess read to Zuly Bayer's first and second graders on Friday, the official Read Across America Day. Staff Sergeant Mark Triolo read to Ms. Bayer's class on Thursday, the day before Read Across America Day. Carmen Ramirez was Parent of the Week the week of Read Across America Day. She spent the day with Lynda Milazzo's Kindergarten class at Midway Elementary School helping out with a variety of activities, most of which were tied to Dr. Seuss and literacy. Her assistance was very much appreciated by the class and the students especially enjoyed her reading to them as one of their Celebrity Readers.
March 2, 2012 is National Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss's 108th birthday. Students in Mrs. Diane LeBlanc's and Ms. Kelly Perkin's fourth grade classes at D.C. Reeves Elementary had two special guests visit to celebrate the occasion. Mayor Zabbia answered the students' questions about the duties of the local government. Councilwoman Jeanne Marie Pierson read a book by Dr. Seuss to the students. They had a lot of fun on this learning adventure. "You are never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child!
Midway Elementary School held their annual Literacy Night on March 1, 2012 in conjunction with Read Across America Day. Every teacher from Pre-K to Second grade had a literacy activity or game for the children that attended. In observing these activities, parents picked up many good ideas for things they can do at home to help their children become better readers and learners. Everyone at Midway would like to offer a special thank you to Cane's for providing free lemonade to all in attendance. In addition to the lemonade, the Cane's employees donated all of their tips to Midway's Starbucks Store, which promotes positive behavior. Thanks to the efforts of the faculty and staff, PTA and Cane's it was a wonderful evening for everyone who was there.
Gary Robertson enjoys an activity with first grade teacher, Bronwyn Bankston. Lisa Spears, a second grade student read The Cat in the Hat on an iPhone in Pre-K teachers Danielle Harper and Betsy Kopfler's reading center. Katelyn Robertson, Larry Bayer, Garrett Robertson and Sophia Michelli, left to right, played vowel bingo with second grade teacher, Diana Currier, while Tracy Robertson looked on.