Read Across America

The Pre School and Elementary students celebrated Read Across America a little differently this year. Rather than read Dr. Seuss books we read our way across America. Guest readers from Chadron State College, Kyle King, Josh Breske, Nate Ross, and Treston Decoud read four books from different states. California – The Squirrel and Mr. Muir – The story about a little girl who while growing up in the Yosemite Valley in the 1800s. She meets John Muir, an American naturalist and preserver of American wilderness. Oklahoma – The Jingle Dancer – The story of a girl who wants to jingle dance in the next powwow. She gets a row of jingles from an aunt, a cousin, a neighbor and her grandmother. With these rows of jingles she is able to make her dress sing at the powwow. Tennessee – Wilma Unlimited –The story of Wilma Rudolph, crippled by polio as a child, who went on to compete and win at the 1960 Olympics in Rome. Massechusettes – Make Way for Ducklings – The story of a pair of ducks looking for a place to raise their family. The story takes place in and around the Boston Public Gardens. A Google Lit trip accompanying the reading shows the actual locations in the Boston area. Thanks to staff and students, who helped keep things organized and moving smoothly.

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