Teacher creates Read Across America display outside of Northwestern Elementary

MARDELA SPRINGS, Md. – One teacher is making sure her students are celebrating Read Across America week, even if they’re not in school!

Dale Wheatley is a reading teacher at Northwestern Elementary and she worked with other educators and staff to put a display outside of the school to celebrate reading. Students can come take pictures with the display, even if they are virtual right now.

Wheatley and other educators say it’s important to encourage students of all ages to get involved in reading, and this was a fun way to do just that.

“We want them to have a love of reading, that’s what it’s about, as early as we can start, early literacy is very very important, and we want them to be involved, we want them to enjoy reading all the way up through adulthood,” Kimberly Eder, a Reading Intervention Teacher, said.

“It’s never ever too early to start reading with your child, from the time they are born talking to them, reading to them, just encouraging them, hold them on your lap and love on them,” Dale Wheatley, a Reading Teacher, said.

We’re told the school has received tons of support in their mission to get more kids reading with volunteers even spending their time reading to kids virtually.

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