The students at Merriwether Elementary (MES) had a grand time celebrating Read Across America Week and Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Each day, the students dressed as characters from different Dr. Seuss books. On Friday, the students and teachers dressed as their favorite book character and marched the halls in a Book Parade! “The week was amazing,” smiled second grade teacher, Tiffany Burton. “We had the best time celebrating reading.”

The students also turned the week into a service learning project. Children brought brand new books to be donated to our local children’s hospital and the Ronald McDonald House. One hundred and forty-two books were delivered last week. “Our children and parents have the kindest hearts,” stated principal, Bruce Lee. “Any need or service project we mention, our children and parents always go above and beyond,” Lee continued. Exemplifying high ethical standards is a transfer goal our community and district have identified as being integral in creating world class citizens. This service project was a great way to target this transfer goal for the students at MES.

 

Pictured above with the donated books are second grade students. Front L-R: Jaden Smith, MaKayla Herrin, and Noah Crump. Back Row L-R: Tiahna Simpson, Khloe Ray, Jayden Williams, and Cadence Wright.