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Hi!
    My name is Mrs. McPherson, and I LOVE BOOKS, READING , and TEACHING! One of my most favorite things to do in the whole world is to help boys and girls learn to read and to read stories to them! I think it's one of the best feelings in the world to see a child's eyes light up when they realize that they are actually reading on their own! It's a good thing that I feel this way, because I am the literacy teacher here at Apex Elementary School. I primarily work with students, teachers, and parents in K-2; but I am also willing to try to serve as a resource to anyone who may have literacy concerns. I thought that I would try to put some reading quotes and some articles on reading and school topics in general on the school website from time to time as a resource for you.
   On March 2, schools across the country often celebrate "Dr. Seuss" Day, along with "Read Across America" Day. The "Dr. Seuss" books (Theodor Seuss Geisel is his real name) seem to be a favorite of children of every generation. To help celebrate "Read Across America" Day, the National Education Association came up with a poem and a reader's oath that I thought you might enjoy reading. To make the poem even more universal, I would change the last verse of it to say,
             
              " Come join us any day
                  Your own special way
                     And make EVERY day America's
                       Read to Kids Day.
"
   

   Hope you enjoy the poem and talk about the reader's oath with your child. Be sure to check out the widget at the end of the page for reading tips also. It links to Reading Rockets and will give you a new reading tip every day!
    Have fun reading! This will be an exciting month for us at Apex Elementary School , beginning with Dr. Seuss and Read Across America Day, and ending with our visiting author visit from Mike Artell!
   Be sure to enjoy a good book with your child today!

Happy Reading ,


NEA's Read Across America
Poem

You're never too old, too wacky, too wild,
To pick up a book and read with a child.
You're never too busy, too cool, or too hot,
To pick up a book and share what you've got.

In schools and communities,
Let's gather around,
Let's pick up a book,
Let's pass it around.

There are kids all around you,
Kids who will need
Someone to hug,
Someone to read.

Come join us March 2nd
Your own special way
And make this America 's
Read to Kids Day.

NEA's Read Across America
Reader's Oath

I promise to read
Each day and each night.
I know it's the key
To growing up right.

I'll read to myself,
I'll read to a crowd.
It makes no difference
If silent or loud.

I'll read at my desk,
At home and at school,
On my bean bag or bed,
By the fire or pool.

Each book that I read
Puts smarts in my head,
'Cause brains grow more thoughts
The more they are fed.

So I take this oath
To make reading my way
Of feeding my brain
What it needs every day.

Words by Debra Angstead
Missouri-National Education Association

Reading Quote:
This week, a few quotes from Dr. Seuss:

"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life's realities."

"A person's a person, no matter how small."

"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple."

"Young cat, if you keep your eyes open enough, oh, the stuff you would learn! The most wonderful stuff!" (Seuss-isms)

   

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