Friday, March 2, 2012

Read Across America 2012 at Oak Grove Elementary

Today, First Lady Dianne Bentley traveled to Oak Grove Elementary to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss and the start of Read Across America. She was greeted and welcomed in to the media center where an attentive group of third graders sat waiting for her arrival. She began by talking a little about her role as First Lady but then shared her love of reading. After she read, she answered questions from the students. Following the third graders, the kindergarten classes came in to read. They were dressed festive like Cat in the Hat to honor Dr. Seuss and his day. Each class got their picture with the First Lady before heading back to their room.

Mrs. Bentley spoke with press about the importance of reading and the positive influence books can have in a life. She hopes to read to more schools while she serves the state of Alabama as First Lady, in an effort to promote literacy.


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