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St. James Plaindealer - St. James, MN
  • Read Across America celebrated

  • That special day of the year, Read Across America, was held last Friday with the students of Northside Elementary participating in the event that always occurs around the birthday of Dr. Seuss.
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  •     That special day of the year, Read Across America, was held last Friday with the students of Northside Elementary participating in the event that always occurs around the birthday of Dr. Seuss.
        Students split their time between classroom activities, a magic show in the Northside cafeteria and the Watonwan County Library.  
        The Library activities included:   
        Library Tour - Focus on use of computers in library for IXL Math, Study Island/Reading Eggs and having a library card.
        Snacks and Dr. Seuss video - There are enough snacks for all adults too.
        Craft Activity - Making Bottle Cap Necklaces.
        Reading Corner - Lots of new books to entice the children to come to the library.
        One of the highlights of the day was the ‘Magic of Dr. Seuss’ show hosted by Robert and Lynn Halbrook.
        A flyer for the program said, “With Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America, Seuss-a-mania has grown into an awesome celebration of everything about books that make us smile, and, more importantly, introduce kids to the joys of reading.”     
        The kids really enjoyed it. Check out the video we have up at stjamesnews.com or facebook.com/stjamesplaindealer to see the Northside students having a good time.  
        Read Across America is a National Education Association project.
        This project was also  made possible by a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library System and is funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.  
        Northside first grade teacher Roxanne Romsdahl helped pull much of the Read Across America program together.
        Commenting on Roxanne’s efforts, Northside Principal Karla Beck said, “Thanks to Roxanne for her work each year with this.”

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