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PHOTO GALLERY: TMHS Student Leaders and Athletes Read to Dewing School Children

Mar 18, 2015 10:28AM ● By Kieran Gilman

A nice photo in the Dewing School Library of the TMHS Read Across America Guest Readers-student leaders and athletes, many of whom attended the Dewing Elementary.

(Editor's Note: The following information was submitted by Dewing Elementary School.)

The Dewing School recently celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday by hosting guest readers in each of our classrooms. The National Education Association annually sponsors Read Across America for Dr. Seuss’s birthday.  The program focuses on motivating children to read, in addition to helping them master basic skills. Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school.
As part of our celebration this year, the entire school (students and staff) participated in a 20-minute DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) time on March 2nd. After reading Oh the Places You’ll Go, students and staff joined together in the halls all around the Dewing to read books together. Students enjoyed a visit from the Cat in the Hat!
This year, our readers are student leaders and athletes from Tewksbury Memorial High School, many of whom went to the Dewing School as elementary students. We are pleased to welcome our students to the Dewing School as our guest readers. Our primary reading activity this year is for children to complete a reading challenge by reading 3000 books in just two weeks. Dewing students have risen to that challenge and read more than 3100 books so far!
The Dewing School focuses on literacy activities every day to ensure that all of our students become successful and competent readers. In March, however, we plan specific activities to get our students reading even more. Our planning committee included the following teachers and administrators: Robyn Hakala, Special Education; Liz Robinson, Reading Specialist; Beth Krzesinski, Second Grade; Sarah Yore, Second Grade; Shelley Wrobel, Second Grade; Kelly Scialdone, First Grade; andJan Fuller, Assistant Principal.
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