Crothersville Elementary School celebrates Read Across America Week

Fourth- and fifth-graders at Crothersville Elementary School capped off a busy Read Across America Week on Friday with nothing other than — you guessed it — reading.

Tiffany Orrill’s fourth-graders participated in “Forts, Flashlights, Favorite Snacks and Drop Everything and Read.” They turned their desks into “forts” and huddled inside with a good book. With the lights out in the room, some chose to use a flashlight to help them as they read along. They also enjoyed an ice cream party for their favorite snack.

Orrill said she hosted a book club as part of the Read Across Indiana Book Club Challenge, and by doing so, she received books and materials for her classroom.

The school’s other fourth grade teacher, Brad Emerson, also participated in Drop Everything and Read.

“It’s something I remember doing in school. I was a huge fan of reading,” Orrill said.

Nikki Hall and Olivia Cain’s fifth grade classrooms also had activities, including show-and-tell in Hall’s room.

All week, CES had Tiger Spirit Week, allowing students to dress up based on each day’s theme. Those included “Fox in Socks” (wear crazy socks and pajamas), “Cat in the Hat” (wear a silly hat and twin with a friend), “Wacky Wednesday” (wear clothes mix and match, inside out, backwards or way out hippie style), “Green Eggs and Ham” (wear neon) and “Sleep Book” (wear pajamas or comfortable clothes in red and white).

Read Across America is conducted each year in schools across the country to celebrate the birthday of author Dr. Seuss, which is March 2.