On Friday April 13th, Woodmen-Roberts Elementary School celebrated its third annual Drop Everything And Read day, a national month-long celebration of reading designed to remind folks of all ages to make reading a priority activity in their lives.
During the Month of April every year, D.E.A.R. day is participated in across the country in honor of author Beverly Cleary.
She is one of America’s most successful living authors, and a writer of children’s and young adult fiction.
Laura Ayotte, Librarian at Woodmen-Roberts, says “The entire school takes a day to celebrate the joy of reading. I transform the library with forts for reading with friends. Teachers have pajama day and allow stuffed animals. Students love the day to relax and read.”
Guest readers were invited to come to the school and share their favorite stories with the students.
These guests included:
Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers.
Academy District 20 Superintendent Dr. Mark Hatchell.
Olympic Bobsled teammate Nik Taylor.
Colorado Springs Fire Fighter Mike Evers.
From the Colorado Springs Police Department, Detective Yanez, and Police Chief Carey. And from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Elder.
John Hall from Let’s Jam School of Rock.
Lynda Grove from the Humane Society.
And the Chick-Fil-A Cow.
Check out some of the photos below!