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Students Host Mystery Readers on Reading Across America Week

A student and teacher pose with a book during Reading Across America WeekChildren let their imagination and creativity flow during Read Across America Week. Several schools celebrated the occasion with spirit weeks, encouraging students to come dressed as their favorite book characters and other whimsical themes.

The students and schools engaged with the community welcoming mystery readers visit to introduce new books to students. At Barbara C. Wilson school, parent Meghan Bernardo, of Glen Head, visited Ms. Gabbie’s class and read Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. Her son Oliver, one of Ms. Gabbie’s students, helped pick out the book and happily sat beside his mom to assist her in reading to the class.

Although this was Meghan’s first time getting involved in school activities, she is looking forward to more opportunities to participate.

Another student and teacher pose with a book during Reading Across America Week“I like any chance I can get to do something for the kids, see them have fun and be excited to learn and read,” said Meghan.

Over in the Children’s Education Center, students participated in an interactive book reading with mystery reader and Author, Margot Harris who read Cookie Doughga, a book that stems from her love of cookies, yoga, and mindfulness.

The children filled the gymnasium where they enjoyed the reading and learned a handful of new yoga poses.

The students had such a positive experience evidence by one student rushing up to give the author a high-five at end the presentation.

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