Pottsgrove’s ‘Read Across America’ Anything But Quiet

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Last week’s “Read Across America” observance (March 1-5, 2021) of the 116th birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss was anything but a quiet affair in the Pottsgrove School District.

Read Across America Day
Read Across America Day
Read Across America Day

The clothes were loud, or at least visually so, as teachers – and a few students! – in Lower Pottsgrove, Ringing Rocks, and West Pottsgrove elementary schools dressed ready to roam the world of adventure, in story character costumes (above) or bright red-and-white “Where’s Waldo?” stripes (below).

Read Across America Day
Read Across America Day

And classrooms, both physical and virtual (below), rang with laughter as young students enjoyed stories read aloud by older ones and adults.

Read Across America Day
Read Across America Day

Event coordinator and Lower Pottsgrove teacher Shari Costanzo, and a largest-ever team of teachers from all three buildings, report the annual revelry in reading was a success that involved hundreds of children both live in classroom and remotely at home. All were entertained, and in the process learned a valuable lesson, too: that reading can transport them anywhere.

The district has conducted its annual “Read Across America” observance for more than a decade. In part the event, backed by the National Education Association, showcases the large body of work by famed children’s book author Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel.

Ringing Rocks Displays Its Seussical Ways Too!

Ringing Rocks Displays Its Seussical Ways
Ringing Rocks Displays Its Seussical Ways
Ringing Rocks Displays Its Seussical Ways

Pottsgrove School District photos supplied by Shari Costanzo
Ringing Rocks photos supplied by Principal Dr. Christopher Stango