In commemoration of the event, Mayor Bonnie Henderson and the Clarkson City Commission have signed a proclamation declaring March 1st and 2nd as “Read Across America Days” in the City of Clarkson. The Commission urges all parents, teachers, and other adults within our community to set aside time on that date to read to your child and allow them to read aloud to you. The Clarkson City Commission challenges the teachers of Clarkson Elementary, and of all schools in Grayson County, to teach children the foundations of reading and assist them in mastering basic reading skills. All adults are encouraged to provide a safe reading environment for the children within their care, and explain that reading is an essential building block to a proper education.
Reading is the first step in creating a bright and successful future for the children of our community and nation. It is the key that will open many doors throughout a child’s academic career. So read to your child, and let them read to you. Demonstrate to them that reading leads to knowledge and understanding. And above all remember that children learn best by example. Teach them the true value of reading by checking out a book at the local library and setting down beside your child and reading together. And remember that proper reading skills can be taught all throughout the year, and not just on March 1st and 2nd. For more information, visit http://www.nea.org/grants/886.htm