Lexington County School District Three’s students joined millions of their peers from across the country on Monday, March 2nd to celebrate the National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day. Read Across America Day is the nation’s largest celebration of reading, with around 45 million people, both young and old, picking up a book to read. The day is always held on March 2nd, which is the birthday of the legendary children’s book author Dr. Seuss.
In Lexington Three, several schools decided to make the reading celebrations last all week. From hat day and crazy sock day to dress-up days that took students on a figurative journey across America with themes such as the “Wild, Wild West,” the ultimate goal of the week was to help children discover the joys of literacy and foster their love of reading. District administrators even got in on the fun by reading their favorite books to classes at Batesburg-Leesville Elementary School.
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