California Joins in on the Read Across America Celebration
CTA officers and board members spread out all over California on Monday, March 3 to help celebrate Read Across America.
Dean Vogel started the day with Tom Torlakson reading to 3rd graders in Sacramento, then followed that up with a visit to Suisun Elementary and their public library where he read “The Day the Crayons Quit” (photo at left).
Eric Heins spent time at Bagby Elementary in San Jose; Mikki Chichoki and Jose Alcala spent the morning at La Jolla Elementary in Moreno Valley reading to classes there, and Sue Cirillo read to eight different classes at Beachy Avenue Elementary in Arleta.
CTA Board Liaison Kendall Vaught read to two different classes at Commonwealth School in Fullerton. Dana Dillon was on hand to receive a resolution from the State Assembly in Sacramento. And prior to Read Across America Day, Tyrone Cabell and Toby Boyd both participated in large community events celebrating reading.
And that's just the beginning! Educators up and down the state shared their love of reading in a variety of ways: pajama day read-a-thons; re-enactments of California Reads-recommended books; and some even had movie stars and super heroes come to their classrooms.
The celebration doesn’t end just because Read Across America day is over. The goal of our California Reads program is to continue sharing our love of reading with our communities throughout the year. There are many ways to get involved and encourage reading events in your local area: how about asking your local book store to host a reading by a local author? Watch out for the next edition of the California Educator magazine where we'll be featuring local reading events.