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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | February 25, 2001
In Annapolis, Gov. Parris N. Glendening will share a meal of green eggs and ham - and some of his favorite books - with Piney Orchard Elementary School first-graders. At Crofton Woods Elementary School, children from Japan and France will join in the reading festivities through the Internet. And in Dundalk, the day at Norwood Elementary School will begin with a parade. Then, the whole Baltimore County school - janitors and teachers included - will take a break from daily lessons and duties to read.
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February 28, 2012
To commemorate the birthday of famed children's author Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, students is Baltimore County Public Schools will be involved in a variety of reading-related activities and events on Friday, March 2. Locally, at Cromwell Valley Elementary School, students will use video conferencing tools from 9:35 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. to connect with partners in classrooms all over the United States, and students are working on...
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By Peg Adamarczyk and Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 22, 2002
GEORGE FOX MIDDLE School is revving up pupil interest in preparation for the Read Across America celebration at the school March 1. Read Across America 2002 is a nationwide program sponsored by the National Education Association. It is held annually on the birthday of Theodor Geisel, the children's author known by millions as Dr. Seuss. Last year, more than 35 million readers in all 50 states and several other countries participated in the event. Carol Maid, reading resource teacher, said activities at Fox will include something for every pupil.
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By John-John Williams IV | john-john.williams@baltsun.com | March 3, 2010
Kindergartner Breon Stepney looks forward to his weekly reading session at Barclay Elementary/Middle School with Caroline Bennett, an employee at the Johns Hopkins University. He loves it when she makes funny voices while she's reading his favorite book, "Naughty Little Monkeys." That kind of bond between Bennett and Breon is exactly what Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso and Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels envisioned when they unveiled Tuesday their new partnership, "Johns Hopkins Takes Time for Schools," which allows the 14,000 employees at Hopkins to take two days of paid leave a year to pursue service opportunities in the school system.
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By Betsy Diehl and Betsy Diehl,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 6, 2001
FINDING DR. Seuss' books was not easy last week, but don't blame the Grinch for taking them all. Teachers, parents and others snapped them up from libraries and bookstores in anticipation of Read Across America Day. "We have been a major supplier of Dr. Seuss books to the county," said Susan Stonesifer, children's librarian at the east Columbia branch library. "The shelves are cleared off." The story was the same at Borders Books and Music at Columbia Crossing. "Our recent sales [of Dr. Seuss books]
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March 2, 1998
WHAT DOES IT take to get a child excited about reading at an early age? Try picking up a book, sitting down and sharing the words and emotions of that story with young boys and girls. day's nationwide Read Across America, designed to spur involvement by parents, grandparents and just plain folks in kids' reading activities.The notion is a simple one. The finest gift an adult can give to young children is a love of reading. By participating in "Read to Kids Day" people can convey to school children the importance they place on words and books.
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By Nora Koch and Nora Koch,SUN STAFF | March 5, 2000
The Cat in the Hat cheered Thursday morning as each of the 27 third-graders at Bentalou Elementary School -- on command -- tore through green paper on individually wrapped gifts to find three books that each could take home to their own library. By logging more than 500 books read in little more than a month, pupils at the West Baltimore school won $1,000 for books from Saturn Corp., in a contest intended to help celebrate the nationwide "Read Across America" day festivities. Held each year on March 2, Dr. Seuss' birthday, Read Across America day is sponsored by the National Education Association to encourage adults to read to children.
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March 5, 2006
On Read Across America Day, Howard County Executive James N. Robey's reading of "Dr. Seuss" gains the attention of Mary McKnight's kindergartners at Running Brook Elementary School in Columbia.
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By Tricia Bishop | February 27, 2000
Who doesn't have a Dr. Seuss moment stored in his or her memory -- maybe a line from Sam-I-Am, or an inspiration from "Oh the Places You'll Go"? March 2 would have been Dr. Seuss' (a k a Theodor Geisel's) 96th birthday, and three years ago the National Education Association decided that's the perfect day to celebrate "Read Across America." The annual program began as a way to rally enthusiasm for reading with children through activities such as celebrity story readings, community contests and birthday bash fun with the Cat in the Hat. In the last two years, more than 20 million kids and adults have participated.
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January 16, 2000
In Baltimore City National reading program features local competition Elementary schools across the city will take part in the National Education Association's annual Read Across America effort, featuring a local reading contest in which the winning class will receive $1,000 to buy books through a donation from Saturn/UAW. Kindergarten through fifth-grade classes participating in the competition will log the number of books they read before Feb. 18. The winner will be announced on Read Across America Day, March 2 -- Dr. Seuss' birthday.
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March 5, 2006
On Read Across America Day, Howard County Executive James N. Robey's reading of "Dr. Seuss" gains the attention of Mary McKnight's kindergartners at Running Brook Elementary School in Columbia.
NEWS
March 8, 2004
Last week, in honor of Dr. Seuss' 100th birthday and the National Education Association's Read Across America Day, about 35 children, some in pajamas, listened as Lesley Geisel read to them from her favorite Dr. Seuss book, Oh, The Places You'll Go! Oh the places you'll go! ... I'm sorry to say so but, sadly, it's true that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you. You can get all hung up in a prickle-ly perch. And your gang will fly on. You'll be left in a Lurch. ... Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.
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By Peg Adamarczyk and Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 22, 2002
GEORGE FOX MIDDLE School is revving up pupil interest in preparation for the Read Across America celebration at the school March 1. Read Across America 2002 is a nationwide program sponsored by the National Education Association. It is held annually on the birthday of Theodor Geisel, the children's author known by millions as Dr. Seuss. Last year, more than 35 million readers in all 50 states and several other countries participated in the event. Carol Maid, reading resource teacher, said activities at Fox will include something for every pupil.
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October 28, 2001
Pupils read to aid people affected by Sept. 11 attacks SAVAGE - Bollman Bridge Elementary School hopes to raise at least $7,200 - and will receive matching funds from Giant Food Inc. - through the school's "Reading for Relief" program to benefit those affected by the September terrorist attacks. Children at the Howard County school are seeking pledges of at least 1 cent for each minute they read during a six-week period that began Oct. 11. Each participating child has pledged to read a minimum of 60 minutes at home each week, in addition to 100 minutes set aside for reading in school each week.
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By Betsy Diehl and Betsy Diehl,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 6, 2001
FINDING DR. Seuss' books was not easy last week, but don't blame the Grinch for taking them all. Teachers, parents and others snapped them up from libraries and bookstores in anticipation of Read Across America Day. "We have been a major supplier of Dr. Seuss books to the county," said Susan Stonesifer, children's librarian at the east Columbia branch library. "The shelves are cleared off." The story was the same at Borders Books and Music at Columbia Crossing. "Our recent sales [of Dr. Seuss books]
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | March 4, 2001
Gov. Parris N. Glendening stripped off his suit jacket and sat cross-legged on the floor of an Annapolis restaurant Friday morning, surrounded by 33 first-graders in matching tall, red-and-white striped hats - a la "The Cat in the Hat." "When I was growing up, I loved reading," he told the youngsters from Patti Sapp's class at Piney Orchard Elementary School in Odenton. "I didn't even have a television set when I was growing up, so I used to read all the time, and I used to read to my son all the time."
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November 19, 2000
Piney Orchard pupils win statewide reading contest GLEN BURNIE - A group of 28 first-graders from Piney Orchard Elementary School won $500 worth of books and got a pizza party and tour of a Saturn dealership Thursday after winning the Read Across America reading contest sponsored by the Maryland State Teachers Association. The Piney Orchard pupils read 1,375 books from Sept. 11 to Oct. 11 in the contest, sponsored by Saturn and the United Auto Workers to encourage reading among children in kindergarten through sixth grade.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | February 22, 1998
The Cat in the Hat arrives in Baltimore this week, beginning what local and national educators hope will be a renewed emphasis on parents and children reading together.A weeklong focus on reading will lead to "Read Across America" day March 2, and a series of events across Maryland and the nation tied to the 94th anniversary of the birth of the cat's creator -- the late Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss."Our goal for that day is to place every child in America in the company of a book," said Bob Chase, president of the National Education Association.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | February 25, 2001
In Annapolis, Gov. Parris N. Glendening will share a meal of green eggs and ham - and some of his favorite books - with Piney Orchard Elementary School first-graders. At Crofton Woods Elementary School, children from Japan and France will join in the reading festivities through the Internet. And in Dundalk, the day at Norwood Elementary School will begin with a parade. Then, the whole Baltimore County school - janitors and teachers included - will take a break from daily lessons and duties to read.
NEWS
November 19, 2000
Piney Orchard pupils win statewide reading contest GLEN BURNIE - A group of 28 first-graders from Piney Orchard Elementary School won $500 worth of books and got a pizza party and tour of a Saturn dealership Thursday after winning the Read Across America reading contest sponsored by the Maryland State Teachers Association. The Piney Orchard pupils read 1,375 books from Sept. 11 to Oct. 11 in the contest, sponsored by Saturn and the United Auto Workers to encourage reading among children in kindergarten through sixth grade.
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