Celebrating the joy of reading

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the National Education Association’s “Read Across America” program, elementary students from Lincoln Public Schools are celebrating the joy of reading through a variety of events and reading challenges, including:

  • At Sheridan Elementary, students have been challenged to read at least 20 minutes every day for 20 days. Students in first through third grades also participated in the Nebraska Education Association's "Get Spotted Reading Challenge.”
  • Students from Sheridan and Arnold elementary schools are celebrating Dr. Seuss the week of March 5-9 by reading a different Seuss book each day and participating in theme days, such as wearing crazy socks or wearing a hat of their choice.
  • West Lincoln Elementary hosted a series of guest community readers on Friday, including Capt. Anthony Butler from the Lincoln Police Department and LPS Superintendent Steve Joel.
  • Meadow Lane Elementary held a book parade on Friday and invited families to school to read with students.
  • Students at Norwood Park Elementary on Friday were encouraged to wear pajamas to school, where they were treated to a reading by Superintendent Joel - who played along with the day’s theme by wearing a robe.
  • Students at Belmont Elementary were encouraged to dress like their favorite book characters.
  • Students at Fredstrom Elementary celebrated this week by doing “breakout box” activities related to the book “Wonder,” by R.J. Palacio.

Published: March 2, 2018, Updated: March 5, 2018