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Love at First Sight What’s your fondest book memory? Do you remember your parents reading to you as a child? Or finding a truly great book in a discount bin at a used book store? Did you spend hours lost somewhere in the library stacks? When was it when you fell in love with books. 8 | KNOW • Volume 12 Issue 1 Did you KNOW? Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school. Remember: There are copyright restrictions imposed by Dr. Seuss Enterprises (such as no promotions with fast food companies). If you plan to ask a business to get involved, please contact GAE’s Kevin Pearson (kevin.pearson@gae.org) to check if the type of business is okay. Also, only the NEA, its affiliates, and their identified partners, are authorized to use the Read Across America artwork featuring the Cat-in-the-Hat. Many of us have stories to tell about the moment we discovered the power of reading—but not all of us. For some students, books and reading can be miserable experiences. What if every child could have a positive, exciting experience with reading? Welcome to Read Across America. RAA, for short, is our annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. March 2 falls on a Sunday this year. You might want to make plans to celebrate with your students on Monday, March 3. Did you KNOW? There’s even a Read Across America song out there—written in 2003. In cities and towns across the nation, teachers, teenagers, librarians, politicians, actors, athletes, parents, grandparents, and others develop Read Across America activities to bring reading excitement to children of all ages. Throughout RAA’s 18-year history in Georgia, First Ladies, Mayors, NFL players, TV personalities, and average, ordinary folks who believe in reading have joined GAE to make reading matter to the next generation. Make 2014 the year you get involved in the celebration! Plan a Green Eggs and Ham Party! This is a very popular event! Be sure to involve your food services personnel! You’ll need . . . One egg per person One slice of ham per person An egg beater Milk A mixing bowl Green food coloring Salt and Pepper to taste Vegetable oil Toast Knives, forks, plates and napkins A large skillet Slice the pre-cooked ham and warm in the oven. Turn the skillet to warm and add a drop of vegetable oil. Allow the children to break their egg into a large mixing bowl and beat with an egg beater. Add a little milk and some green food coloring (a few drops is all you’ll need!) and scramble the eggs up with a little help from your education support staff. Serve the green eggs with ham and toast. It may look strange, but its delicious.


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