Bibb Schools Celebrate Read Across America | Arts & Culture
District students joined millions of their peers across the country in celebrating the National Education Association's (NEA) 16th annual Read Across America Day on Friday, March 1.
At Bruce Elementary School, the top readers in each homeroom attended a party in Dr. Seuss's honor. They also dressed in "Cat in the Hat" costumes and presented each class with "Cat in the Hat" bookmarks. Parent advocates also read to Pre-K and first grade students.
At Hartley Elementary School, volunteers from Mercer University in partnership with Macon Promise Neighborhood read to students during their reading block. The school's Junior Beta Club members participated in an activity as well.
At Heritage Elementary School, parents and community volunteers read stories to classes throughout the day. Special guest reader Brian Roberts from Lite Rock Z93.7 radio station read to students in Catharine Ely's first-grade class for a special reading segment that was filmed ahead of time and shown to students on Friday.
At Jones Elementary School, the Nutrition Department served green eggs and ham to students for breakfast and dressed in Dr. Seuss attire for the occasion. Guest reader Frank Malloy from 13WMAZ read "The Cat in the Hat" to Pre-K through second grade students. Students in third through fifth grades watched a Read Across America Day read-aloud livestream from the SAG Foundation with BookPALS Vanessa Marano of ABC Family’s “Switched at Birth” and Vincent Martella of Disney’s “Phineas and Ferb!” Each student received a book from the school's free book fair that included donated books from the community, parents, staff and students.
At King-Danforth Elementary School, members of the Downtown Macon Rotary Club read their favorite Dr. Seuss books to students.
Welcome Center staff celebrated a "Seussical Day" by donning red and white stovepipe hats and reading to more than 200 students on site and at Bruce Elementary School. Employees read from an entire collection of Dr. Seuss books. Each child received Willie Wonka candy and a sticker.
At Williams Elementary School, members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and 41NBC/WMGT News Director Brandon Long read their favorite Dr. Seuss books to students.