To the editor:
On March 1, the teachers and education support professionals of Lake Placid Elementary School want to get the word out about the importance of children's literacy. The National Education Association's Read Across America is a year-round literacy project that encourages readers, both young and old, to celebrate reading.
Right here in Lake Placid and Wilmington, we're getting into the reading excitement, too. We are having a grade-level contest to see which grade can read the most books from the 50 states booklist. The grade that reads the most books by March 22 will get a chance to run through a pool of Oobleck in the spring. Throughout the month, students can keep track of their grade's progress on the USA maps in the front of the school.
On NEA's Read Across America Day, join in on the fun because you're never too old, too wacky, too wild to pick up a book and read with a child!
Laura G. Coffin
Lake Placid Elementary School