Wilkes Reading Week
In 1997, an organization known as the National Education Association (NEA) advocated for a special day to celebrate reading throughout the United States. This popular idea took flight and the first Read Across America Day was held on March 2nd, 1998.
Wilkes Reading Week will celebrate Read Across America Day and our love for books during the week of Tuesday, February 28th - Thursday, March 2nd. Students are invited to participate in any or all of the following school wide theme days:
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28: Read a Shirt Day - wear a shirt (or any article of clothing) with as many words on it as you can.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1: Bring a Book Character to Life Day - dress up as a character or theme from a book. Think homemade! No weapons (or looks like weapons) or masks that cover the entire head. If your child needs an idea, Google “book costumes,” however students have already come up with brilliant ideas during our discussions. There are no limits to their creativity and we can’t wait to see these characters come to life!
THURSDAY, MARCH 2: Hat’s Off to Reading and Read Across America Day - Students will wear their own “something special” hats they created to our Book-it Theater Assembly presentation of Tiara’s Hat Parade.