Hamilton School District students, staff and families are celebrating Read Across America with a variety of activities and recognition of Dr. Seuss’ birthday March 2. The purpose of Read Across America is to get students excited about reading and celebrate as a school community.
Lannon Elementary School
Lannon’s theme is “Books are Magical Because…” Classrooms will set aside daily time to explore the magic of reading. Lannon Home and School provided bookmarks and other literacy related incentives for classroom participation. A magic show with a literacy-related message will be held during an all school assembly on March 2.
- Monday – Books Take Us to Imaginary Places – Wear a shirt from vacation.
- Tuesday – Books Can Make Us Happy – Wear comfy clothes and bring a stuffed animal.
- Wednesday – Books Transport Us Back in Time – Wear black and white clothing and bring a flashlight.
- Thursday – Books Teach Us New Tricks – Dress like a teacher.
- Friday – Books Connect Us to Characters Who Become Our Friends – Wear Lannon spirit wear.
Maple Avenue Elementary School
Maple Avenue’s theme is “Millions of Stars, Millions of Books.”
- Monday – Book Character Day – Dress like you’re “starring” in your favorite book.
- Tuesday – Put Your Thinking Cap On – Wear your favorite hat.
- Wednesday – Readers Are Stars – Dress in your best.
- Thursday – Millions of Places to Go – Dress in your favorite career or college gear.
- Friday – Dreaming of Books – Wear cozy clothes or spirit wear.
Marcy Elementary School
- Mystery Monday – Where have you been? Wear spirit wear or a shirt from vacation.
- Twinkle Toes Tuesday – Wear your favorite socks.
- Wild Animal Wednesday – Wear animal print or a shirt with an animal.
- Thankful Thursday – Warm your heart for Marcy by wearing something cozy.
- Favorite Character Friday – Dress up as a book character.
Woodside Elementary School
Leading up to Read Across America, students and families have been participating in Woodside’s first ever All School Read. Each family received a copy of “Friendship According to Humphrey” purchased by Home and School. Families have been reading together at home and the students enjoy special dress-up days, library lessons connected to the book and optional Humphrey trivia questions to enter a weekly prize drawing.
- Monday – We Are Well READ – Wear red to celebrate being a reader.
- Tuesday – Hats Off to Reading – Wear your favorite hat.
- Wednesday – Fun in the Sun! Time For a Beach Read – Dress like it’s summer.
- Thursday – Readers Have Character – Bring a favorite character book to school.
- Friday – Cozy Up With a Good Book – Wear pajamas and bring a flashlight for a read-in.
Willow Springs Learning Center
Students and staff will have a silly hat and socks day on March 2. All classrooms will enjoy Dr. Seuss books throughout the week.
Silver Spring Intermediate School
- Mindfulness Monday – Wear pajamas and celebrate books that inspire people to be their best selves.
- Tuesday – Summertime Reads Are Fun! – Dress like it’s summer.
- Wednesday – Cat in the Wacky Hat Day – Decorate and wear a hat.
- Switch It Up Thursday – Find a new genre. Students dress like teachers and teachers dress like students.
- Friday – Reading Makes Us Smarter – Represent your favorite school or college.
Templeton Middle School
Templeton will conduct a book drive through March 16 to benefit Next Door Milwaukee. Donations of new and gently used books will be collected in communication arts teachers’ rooms. Requested high-need items are board and picture books for birth to 5-year-old, multicultural and multilingual books. Older children and adult books will be accepted, too, but please no discarded library books. Last year TMS donated 766 books.
Hamilton High School
Hamilton High School will host a make-and-take bookmark event March 2. Students are welcome in the library from 8:50 – 9:25 a.m. to make or color their own bookmark. Supplies will be provided.
Read Across America is a national initiative on reading created by the National Education Association that began in 1997.