Assistance League of Albuquerque Joins “Read Across America”
Its’ Dr. Seuss Birthday and Assistance League of Albuquerque joins the Read Across America effort to make sure every child at a particular school gets to select a book of their own Choosing. Particularly popular – The Wizard of Oz books. Hard to keep a great classic down. In addition Assistance League members read books to each of the classes for a different interactive offering.
Read Across America is a national event sponsored
by NEA (National Education Association) in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. It is celebrated on March 2 each year by adults committing to read to a child on that day. This year, under the sponsorship of Operation School Bell®, about 30 Assistance League members and associated volunteers read to about 350 students at Tomasita Elementary School. We also gave each child the opportunity to select a book to take home as well as pencils, bracelets, and an art project for the younger students. The staff at Tomasita was gracious and helpful and the students were fantastic! In fact, we had two helpers from the 5th grade who stayed with us the entire morning and brought classes to the book room to choose their books and run errands for us.
An Assistance League side note: one of our helpers, Alex received shoes last year at the shoe distribution at Lowell Elementary School. He remembered us, had his shoes on and showed them to me smiling – “almost like new.”