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Read Across America Spirit Week March 1-5

Reported by dawn_vieira@ipsd.org on 3/1/21

Hello White Eagle Families~

This week is Read Across America Week! Launched in 1998 by the National Education Association (NEA) and guided by a committee of educators, NEA’s Read Across America is the nation’s largest celebration of reading focused on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources that are about everyone, for everyone.

To celebrate all things books and promote a little school fun/unity, White Eagle is going to have a Read Across American Spirit Week! Starting Monday, March 1st, each day this week there is an easy dress up activity to go with a reading activity your child(ren) can do at home and/or at school. There are sets of books daily that kids can read on their Chromebooks.

The link to the Choice Board with the daily activities, dress up days and books is: https://bit.ly/ReadAmerica2021

There is also a Choice Board to celebrate Read Across America: A Celebrating a Nation of Diverse Readers that has videos of books being read each day to celebrate equity, diversity and inclusion. http://bit.ly/ReadAcrossAmericaDiverseReaders

Here is a quick summary of the daily dress up and activities—
Monday, March 1st: Let’s celebrate that reading is amazing and so are you.
Activity: Dress in your favorite outfit...What makes you, YOU!

​—Tuesday, March 2nd: Let’s celebrate that reading is for sharing. ​—
Activity: Read a book with a family member. You can even dress as the character in your favorite book.

Wednesday, March 3rd: Let’s celebrate that reading is relaxing.
​—​—​—Dress in your jammies to get cozy when you read today.

Thursday, March 4th: Let's celebrate that reading is active.
Dress up to celebrate how you like to be active.

Friday, March 5th: Let’s celebrate that reading gives us superpowers.
Dress up as a superhero or someone who is a hero in your life. Show off your superpowers!

I hope you enjoy some wonderful reading with your family this week!
Happy Reading!
Mrs. Vieira

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