Celebrity Reading Day at Wells Elementary School

Post date: Mar 10, 2014 1:41:17 PM

Wells Elementary School (WES) held a Celebration of Reading Day on February 28th to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Seuss (children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel, born 1904). Guest readers visited each classroom to share their love of books by reading to students.

Wells Food Service offered Dr. Seuss menu items and staff wore Cat in the Hat headgear. Parent volunteers manned the Welcome Table and escorted Guest Readers to their assignments. The 44 community readers read books about animals or another book that was a favorite of theirs from childhood and reinforced the importance of reading in everyday living.

As in past years, Maryanne Foley, Community Resource Coordinator for the WOCSD, coordinated this event.

“Celebration of Reading Day is always a wonderful day for the students, staff and the guest readers,” commented Foley. “Having the community involved in promoting the importance of reading gives the students a different perspective. We love having visitors come in to celebrate reading with us.”

Caption: The Cat in the Hat (Nancy Cotty) and Thing One and Thing Two (twins Bethany and Sarah Berger) appeared together to read at WES’s Celebration of Reading on February 28th.

Caption: WOCSD School Committee member Sarah Tavares reading “Nancy Watson to the Rescue” in Michele Langelier’s first grade classroom.

Caption: In Michelle Boucher’s third grade class is Nutritional Services Director Tyler Goodwin who has just completed reading a selection from the “Spider Wick Chronicles”.