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Going Places with PARP Reading Activities

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Forest Avenue challenged its students to engage in different reading activities during its Pick A Reading Partner program from Feb. 27 to March 16.

This year’s theme, “Oh, the Places We’ll Go,” is a modeled on the book by Dr. Seuss. During PARP, students are encouraged to read with their parents for at least 15 minutes a day and keep a log of their time spent reading. Students sign a pledge to be an active reading partner during the three-week period.

The event kicked off on Feb. 27 with a Community Reader Day. With the doors throughout the school decorated in Dr. Seuss-themed books, the students spent Read Across America Day on March 2 engaged in activities around his famous books. Wearing their “Cat in the Hat” striped hats, students partnered with their buddies to conduct reading celebrations. In the library, PARP activities also featured hands-on science learning, allowing students to make their own oobleck like the Dr. Seuss story of “Bartholomew and the Oobleck.”

Different spirit days at the school tied reading and fun together with Dr. Seuss-themed PARP activities including “Fox in Socks” Day, “On Beyond Zebra” Day and “The Sleep Book.”