The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
Those lines can be found in Dr. Seuss’ book “I Can Read with My Eyes Shut” and they still hold true. That is why schools like Bellaire Elementary take part in National Read Across America Day every year. This year, Bellaire invited district and city officials to read aloud to students March 1, the day before Dr.Seuss’ birthday.
“We try to get people from the community to come in and read to the kids. The kids have an opportunity to ask them how reading is important in their job, and they explain how they wouldn’t perform to the best of their abilities if they weren’t a good reader,” says Megan Stavinoha, 5th grade teacher.
Among the visitors was HISD School Board President David Abundis, Assistant Superintendent for Business Richard Hernandez, and Sarah McLornan of Mayor Julian Castro’s office. Each guest proved what Dr. Seuss once penned, “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child.”