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Celebrating the world of reading

March 8, 2018

Superintendent Tammy Mangus reads to second graders at KLRKnowing how to read opens so many doors for children. It lets their imaginations soar. Last week, Monticello Superintendent Tammy Mangus read a special book to second grade students in Barbara Bitjeman’s class at KLR Elementary School to celebrate the annual Read Across America.

The book is titled “You” by Sandra Magsamen. In it, she encourages children to try their best and be adventurous. “Life’s a big adventure, just waiting for you. Give it all you’ve got, there’s nothing you can’t do.” The children enjoyed the book, and even guessed at the rhymes that were coming up next.

March 2 is the official celebration of Read Across America. Started in 1998 by the National Education Association to celebrate reading, the day is meant to encourage the love of reading in all, especially children. The date was chosen because it is the birthday of the beloved children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.
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