They read in a box and they read in their socks. They read from THE LORAX and were careful about syntax. (Okay, we’re not all Dr. Seuss!)
Minnesota School of Business faculty and staff raised money, held a book drive and volunteered as readers during the National Education Association’s Read Across America week, held each year right around Dr. Seuss’s birthday, March 2nd.
$203 were raised for the P.A.K.R.A.T. program (Parents and Kids Reading A Lot Together take home reading program) and 94 books were donated to Discovery Elementary in Waite Park, Minnesota.
Eight MSB volunteers (Jessica Ward, Michelle Schreifels, Jeremy Dockendorf, Nouphay Colberg, Carrie Tannehill, Deb Berglund, Eric Hanson and Jeff Carmack) read assorted books and stories to kindergarten – 5th graders. Perhaps the biggest hit was “The Lorax.”
“They loved it,” said Admissions Representative Jeremy Dockendorf, who had an interpreter signing his reading to the class. “They were all very excited about Dr. Suess’s birthday and the movie coming out.”
“It was fun,” added writing instructor Jeff Carmack.
Reinforcing the idea that reading can be fun was a great way for MSB to show that We Care about children and literacy.