Hamilton schools to celebrate Read Across America

Hamilton School District students, staff and families will celebrate Read Across America slated for March 2 – 6 with a variety of activities at school. Activities include celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday March 2, reading initiatives and book-themed dress-up fun. The purpose of Read Across America is to get students excited about reading and build school community.

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Lannon Elementary School, 7145 N. Lannon Road, Lannon
The theme at Lannon is “Be the ‘I’ in Kind” encouraging random ideas of kindness among students and staff.

  • Monday – Wear Seuss colors of red and white or black and white stripes
  • Tuesday – Wear pajamas or comfy clothes
  • Wednesday – Wear Lannon spirit wear to show your love for your school
  • Thursday – Wear a shirt or jersey with your family’s name on i
  •  Friday – Wear the rainbow in your grade level color: K – red, grade 1 – orange or yellow, grade 2 – green, grade 3 – blue, grade 4 – purple

Maple Elementary School, W249 N6059 Maple Ave., Sussex
There will be mystery reading rooms to celebrate the conclusion of Read Across America week.

  • Monday – Wear your favorite socks in honor of “Fox in Socks”
  • Tuesday – Wear green for “Green Eggs and Ham”
  • Wednesday – Wear yellow, red or blue for “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish”
  • Thursday – Wear Hamilton School District or Maple Ave. spirit wear, college clothing or shirt from vacation to celebrate “Oh, the Places You’ll Go”

Marcy Elementary School, W180 N4851 Marcy Road, Menomonee Falls
Special Marcy events include an author’s visit and an all-school reading assembly.

  • Monday – Wear your favorite socks in honor of “Fox in Socks”
  • Tuesday – Wear green for “Green Eggs and Ham”
  • Wednesday – Wear red and blue for “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish”
  • Thursday – Wear Marcy, Hamilton, college shirts or shirt from vacation to celebrate “Oh, the Places You’ll Go”
  • Friday – Wear school-appropriate pajama or comfy clothes to honor “The Sleep Book”

Woodside Elementary School, W236 N7465 Woodside Road, Sussex
There will be reading or book-themed classroom door decorations in addition to daily spirit and reading activities.

  • Monday – Mismatch day for “Mystery Monday”
  • Tuesday – Dress up with a twin to honor “Thing 1 & Thing 2”
  • Wednesday – Wacky hair day for “Wacky Wednesday”
  • Thursday – “Read my shirt!” day; Wear a school-appropriate shirt that others can read
  • Friday – Wear pajamas for “Cozy up with a good book!”

Silver Spring Intermediate School, N58 W22350 Silver Spring Drive, Sussex
Silver Spring will have a book display featuring books that take place in the 50 states. Daily video book talks conducted by students and staff members will be shared during humanities blocks.

Templeton Middle School, N59 W22490 Silver Spring Drive, Sussex
Templeton will conduct a book drive from Feb. 24-March 6 to help spread literacy. The drive for children’s books will benefit Next Door Milwaukee. Donations of new or gently-used children’s books appropriate for age levels birth-5 years old are requested. Collection boxes are located in critical literacy teachers’ rooms.

Read Across America is a national initiative on reading created by the National Education Association that began in 1997.