Belmont Reads Across America

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To celebrate the National Education Association’s “Read Across America” program and the 108th birthday of Dr. Seuss on March 2, the students at North Babylon’s Belmont Elementary School hosted a read-aloud. Organized by reading teacher Susan Levine, groups of students and staff gathered in the gymnasium, library, and auditorium to listen as select fifth-grade students read Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax,” a story that spotlights the importance of caring for the environment.  

To build enthusiasm for the event, each class read books focusing on the environment and the obligations that we have as global citizens to preserve and improve our surroundings. Classes also worked together to create art projects that focused on the environment.

“Every year, Belmont participates in ‘Read Across America’ to celebrate literacy,” remarked Ms. Levine. “This year, we are especially thrilled to be involved in Dr. Seuss’ important work for the environment.”