Crossett Elementary is issuing a reading challenge to its kindergarten-4th grade students and staff during the month of March. Beginning Thursday, March 1, students and staff are encouraged to complete a daily challenge and send a photo of themselves reading a particular type of book or reading in certain places following a Reading Challenge Calendar.
The idea came from librarian Leslie Mansur who wanted to expand Read Across America Day, which is celebrated on March 2 to honor the late Dr. Seuss and promote the wonder of reading. "We want our students to enjoy reading and not see it as a chore. With these fun, daily reading suggestions, we hope students will discover the simple joy found in a good book and begin to develop a life-long love of reading." Students who participate in at least 15 days of challenges will receive a Dr. Seuss prize and be entered in a drawing to win a Kids Edition Kindle Fire 7.