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The National Education Association started Read Across America Day in 1997. The history behind Read Across America Day can be found on their website.

Eastern Christian Elementary School had a fun week and invited guest readers come in to each classroom on March 2nd (Dr. Seuss’ birthday) to read a Dr. Seuss book. Instead of teachers reading,  several pastors from churches in the area were invited (some who are also parents) to read. It was a great way to continue building relationships between EC and church communities. There was also a fun theme for each day: Pajama Day, Crazy Sock Day, Hat Day, Red & Blue Day, and Green Day.

Various classrooms have also been reading his books and doing projects and crafts to promote reading and celebrating the wonderful books that Dr. Seuss wrote.

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Thank you to all the pastors that joined us! Trevor Payton (Covenant CRC), Jeremy Mulder (Restore) Rod Gorter (MP CRC) Jim Bushoven (Hawthorne Gospel)  KC Vande Streek (Faith Community CRC)