Students and staff at Roundstone Elementary began celebrating Read Across America week on Friday, March 1 by wearing red and white, mismatched or crazy socks, a vacation shirt, a hat, or a shirt with positive words! Thanks to the following local businesses, each student at Roundstone received a free book during library time and was presented with a special Seuss Spectacular program by Gene Cordova (comedian, ventriloquist, & magician): Brodhead Pharmacy, Collins Respiratory Center, KOA Campground, Coffey & Ford Attorneys at Law, Citizens Bank, Community Trust Bank, and Dowell & Martin Funeral Home. The students will also receive a free book during the May Scholastic Book Fair because of the generosity of these businesses. The students were so excited to pick out a free book to keep for their very own and they all loved the Seuss Spectacular program!
Roundstone students were also entertained with a Shoebox Book Parade by students in third through fifth grades who decorated a shoebox with a book, character, or author theme. The grand marshalls of our parade were Cat in the Hat (Mr. Harold Woodall) and Purplicious (Ms. Lisa Noe). Mr. Woodall and Ms. Noe both retired from Roundstone in 2018. Arrahlyn Richards’ float came in first with a Yertle the Turtle theme and Elizabeth Sturm’s float came in second with a Fox in Socks theme. Both of these girls will receive gift certificates to the Scholastic spring Book Fair in May.
To end our Read Across America festivities, students at Roundstone Elementary enjoyed a visit from the Cat in the Hat, accompanied by Thing 1 and Thing 2 on Thursday, March 14! Special thanks to RCHS teacher, Erin Grace, for making this possible along with RCHS students, Alexa Bussell and Amy Cornelius (Thing 1 & Thing 2), and retired RCHS librarian, Mrs. Janet Wells, who assisted with the visit to RES and throughout the county.