You're never too old, too wacky, too wild,
To pick up a book and read with a child.
You're never too busy, too cool, or too hot,
To pick up a book and share what you've got.
In schools and communities,
Let's gather around,
Let's pick up a book,
Let's pass it around.
There are kids all around you,
Kids who will need
Someone to hug,
Someone to read.
Come join us March 2nd
Your own special way
And make this America's
Read to Kids Day.
(Read Across America Poem, http://www.nea.org/grants/20652.htm)
The Metropolitan Nashville Education Association (MNEA) is scheduled to celebrate the National Education Association's Read Across America on March 2, 2010. An annual tradition for schools across the U. S., Read Across America began 14 years ago as a way to help build a nation of readers. Read Across America is on March 2nd every year to celebrate the birthday of the late Dr. Seuss On March 2nd, the NEA encourages every child to be reading in the company of a caring adult.
The informational session for school level Read Across America coordinators will be 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 15, 2010, at MNEA.