It’s Elementary by Brandy Blanton

Thank you to The Way Community Church (TWCC) for their generous
donation of children’s coats to our clothing closet. We appreciate
your donation!

Students at Fair Elementary School along with millions of others
across the country celebrated the sixteenth annual National Education
Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day on Friday, March 1,
2013. Many people in the United States, particularly students,
parents and teachers, join forces on Read Across America Day. This
nationwide observance coincides with the birthday of Dr. Seuss, who
is known for writing children’s books. Some of his books include
Green Eggs and Ham, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, and The Cat in
the Hat . The purpose of Read Across America is to motivate children
to read to improve student achievement and create lifelong successful
readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and
spend more time reading do better in school.

The Fair Elementary AmeriCorps Read Across America (ARM) members held
a service project with Fair’s students on Read Across America in
celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Students celebrated Dr. Seuss’
birthday the week of February 29th – March 1st by having different
dress up days:

• Monday – Crazy Hat Day
• Tuesday – Wacky Tie Day
• Wednesday – Crazy Sock Day
• Thursday – Red and White Day
• Friday – Crazy Hair Day

On Friday, March 1st, Students celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday by
rotating classes on their hall in order to participate in different
activities throughout the day! Each classroom had a different
activity for the students to participate in. Volunteers also came on
this day to each classroom to read a book from Dr. Seuss’s
collection. The students finished their celebration of Dr. Seuss’
birthday with cupcakes and juice. A special guest, The Cat in the
Hat, came to all the classrooms to visit the students. The students
had a great time participating in the various reading activities and
events that were held this week in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday!

Dates to Remember:
• March 11th – 15th – Spring Break
• March 29th – Good Friday, No School
• April 1st – Easter Holiday, No School.