FISD is celebrating Read Across America this week in our ongoing effort to encourage our students to read. We know that young children who have a strong, positive relationship with books are excited and motivated about learning to read, and do so with greater ease and success. Older students who develop a love of reading reap tremendous personal and academic benefits throughout their lives.
District Librarian Mrs. Varnon scheduled guest readers to read to students at both elementary campuses throughout the week. Elementary and FMS students are participating in read-a-thons, while the FHS library is showing book trailers on the large screen as well as including a Book of the Week segment in FHS Untamed, their weekly video announcements.
Staff members are joining in the fun as well. Floresville North Elementary staff started the day with green eggs and ham tacos. All FISD staff members completed a form that is posted for students and colleagues alike naming their favorite book, author and why it is one of our favorites. This simple book share has already sparked conversations resulting in specific books being requested from our libraries!
What better way to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday than reading to a child? When we celebrate Dr. Seuss and reading, we send a clear message to our Floresville students that reading is fun and important – preparing them for a prosperous life.