Chimborazo Celebrates Literacy during National Reading Month

Posted by Sandy Wittig on 4/1/2018

From Sandy Wittig at Chimborazo Elementary School! 
 
March 1 - We kicked off Reading Month and celebrated Dr. Seuss Day with a visit by representatives from the Hershey Ice Cream Company.  They dressed in costume and read "Oh The Things You Can Do That Are Good for You:  All About Staying Healthy" aloud to a 1st grade classroom (see pic attached).  They also passed out an ice cream treat to all students during lunch in the cafeteria.  The visit was coordinated by RPS School Nutrition Services Department and our cafeteria manager.  
 
March 2 - Capital One helped our school celebrate Dr. Seuss Day.  Volunteers read aloud a Dr. Seuss book of their choice to all classes.  The lower grades also received a visit from Cat In The Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2 which was a big hit!  Capital One also provided a book for all students to take home in their effort to support literacy for our students.
 
March 8 - We continued our celebration of Reading Month with a Literacy Through Art event sponsored by the Junior League of Richmond.  They provided a yummy pizza dinner then read aloud, "Flip & Fin We Rule the School".  Participants then got to create their own Flip or Fin with a variety of art materials and then take a copy of the book home with them!
 
March 12 to March 26 - Our school participated in the One School One Book program supported by Read to Them.  We read "Lola Levine Is Not Mean" and got the chance to learn about soccer.  There were daily trivia contests with fun prizes and some classrooms had the chance to participate in special literacy station activities relating to the book with Read to Them personnel.
 
Reading Dr. Seuss