Read Across America – March 2014

Read Across America 2014

A Letter from WEA President Kathy Vetter -

Dear WEA Members,

Students across Wyoming will join millions of their peers across the country to celebrate the seventeenth annual National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day on Monday, March 3, 2014.

During the Spring of 2014, in celebration of Read Across America, I will be traveling around the state in WEA’s own Dr. Seuss “Cat-A-Van.” Although Read Across America activities usually center around one day, I am willing to travel anytime during the months of March, April or May 2014.  Let’s show our students that reading is important ALL the time!

I would love to take this time to visit your classrooms, and really engage young readers to show them how fun reading can be.

In order for your class or school to get a visit from the Cat, they will need to write a letter telling the Cat how much they would like her to visit their class/school.  Not only can this be a fun and educational event for your class, but this can also be a great writing exercise.

Please mail all letters to:

WEA

Attn: Cat in the Hat

115 East 22nd Street, Suite #1

Cheyenne, WY 82001

NEA’s Read Across America Day, which celebrates Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the joys of reading, expects more than 45 million readers, both young and old, to pick up a book and read.

To honor the good doctor and celebrate the fun and value of reading, the Wyoming Education Association (WEA) is asking you to join NEA and many of America’s leading literacy, youth, and civic groups in bringing a nation of readers together under one hat – the red and white stovepipe made famous by the Cat in the Hat-for a flurry (or furry) of reading excitement!

Sincerely-  Kathy Vetter, WEA President

Please, include contact information and any dates that may work for the Cat’s visit.

View photos from classrooms around Wyoming from 2013

The WEA urges you to contact your local media immediately to promote any activities in your classrooms.  For any help or tips to contact your local media, please contact WEA Communication Director Coleen Haines at chaines@nea.org or call 1-800-442-2395 x113

Visit NEA’s website for more information.

Here are some links with helpful information about Read Across America:

Pledge to Participate         Cool FREE Stuff       Read Across America Ideas

How to Create a Reading Event       “Save the Date” Announcement          

Letter to your Local Newspaper