Students celebrate Read Across America Day

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HISD Food Services served Dr. Seuss-themed menu items, including Cat in the Hat Flap-tastic pancakes and Lorax broccoli trees.

Some of the activities at schools included:

  • Students at The Rice School, a Spanish-language magnet school, wore hats they designed themselves and paraded from their classroom to the cafeteria for lunch. Guests read to students in English and Spanish.
  • Cook ES had 32 guest readers (one for each class), including Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia, HISD Board of Education member Rhonda Skillern-Jones and community and HISD leaders.
  • At Roosevelt ES, guest readers celebrated their love of literacy with Leo Bradley’s kindergarten class. Students had a ball doing Dr. Seuss-themed reading, math and science activities.

“Having Sheriff Garcia and other community members read and visit with our students shows them not only the importance of literacy, but that there are people in our community that care about them and their education,” Cook Principal Angel Kirby said.