Friday, March 2, 2012
Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday March 2 by joining book lovers and your local school or public library to encourage the reading of books.
Schools and libraries across the state and country today are participating in Read Across America Day with events that encourage reading books. This year, the National Education Association, a group of more than 3.2 million educators who work in public schools, and several literacy and youth groups, are calling on book lovers around the nation to take up "The Lorax," the popular Dr. Seuss children's book published in 1971 about the lovable creature who fights to save the environment. At Seneca Valley School District, students at Haine Middle School -- who were allowed to wear their jammies to class today -- were asked to bring their favorite Dr. Seuss books (and books by other authors) to school. The students will spend the day reading. At…
Friday, March 4, 2011
With a little help from the Seneca Valley boys basketball team, the students at Rowan Elementary enjoyed Read Across America Day.
On Wednesday, the students at Rowan Elementary School celebrated Read Across America Day, which is held every year on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. Dressed in their best "Cat in the Hat" finery, the students got a special treat when members of the Seneca Valley boys basketball team read to them a few of their favorite stories. In honor of Read Across America Day, we asked some of the students to name their favorite Dr. Seuss book. Click on the video to see what they had to say.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
In honor of Read Across America Day, which is celebrated on the birthday of Dr. Seuss, Patch asked Cranberry Library Director Leslie Pallotta for her top five books.
Wednesday marked Dr. Seuss’s birthday/ So kind Cranberry Library Director Leslie Pallotta went out of her way/ To suggest for you five books/ You could even read them on your Nook/ So remember Dr. Seuss / And give yourself a boost/ Get to the library to celebrate Read Across America Day/ And sit down with one of these great books today/ This Week’s Patch Picks: Five Book Suggestions from Library Director Leslie Pallotta. "A Light in the Attic" by Shel Silvertein -- "Some silly poems, some sentimental poems, but all wonderful!" Pallotta said. “Guaranteed to make the young and young-at-heart smile.” WHY: "Captures the true spirit of Read Across America Day – something for everyone and tons of fun, too," said Pallotta. "Al Capone Does My …
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Oh, the places you’ll go this week!
This week's list of family fun ideas includes cookie decorating, a birthday celebration, a jammin’ concert and one last chance to perfect your triple toe loop. WII MARIO KART TOURNAMENT When/Where: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 5; Cranberry Township Municipal Center. Why Go: Children ages 10-14 compete for king of the road in this video tournament. Finals competition is on Sunday. Cost: $10. ST. PATRICK'S DAY COOKIE BOUQUET When/Where: 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 5; Northern Tier Regional Library. Why Go: Who doesn’t love cookies? Children ages 6-10 are invited to learn the basics of cookie decorating and will take home their own St. Patrick's Day Cookie Bouquet. Cost: $10 per child. Registration required. Call 724-449-2665. ICE …