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Morristown-West Students Celebrate Read Across America Day

Read Across America Day was founded by the National Education Association also known as NEA in 1998. The president at the time was Bob Chase. Through his love of Dr. Seuss, RAAD celebrated his birthday, March 2. He wanted children to engage in books as much as they do sports. Dr. Seuss is the perfect cover for this due to his love of learning and children. Therefore, the academic classes at Morristown West will be celebrated this holiday along with schools across America. Bekah Scariano, Fundamentals of Education teacher at Morristown-West, shared, “Students in Early Childhood Education and Teaching as a Profession classes are celebrating Reading Across America Day because we are promoting the importance of reading. Students in ECE will spend the morning reading to children at the daycare across the street from West. Reading is such an important skill, and my students are going to have their own classrooms soon where they will teach their students how to read. It's important to stress to my students the importance of this day.”