1206 Books Strong

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Students in Mrs. Joan Jacobs kindergarten class had a special guest reader when Wading River School principal Mr. Lou Parrinello visited to read Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Thinks You Can Think as a culmination to a reading challenge they pursued to honor the famed author. They set out to read 500 books, when they achieved that goal in less than three weeks, they raised it to 600, then 700 and their passion for reading reached a collective 1,206 books by the end of March. “It was a fabulous opportunity for students to understand the importance of reading and a positive way for them to keep on this journey throughout their lives,” Mrs. Jacobs said. “We are so proud of their efforts.” To continue with their reading and writing skills, the students wrote letters to additional administrators and school staff inviting them to join the class in reading their favorite Dr. Seuss stories. As a culmination to the project, they were celebrated with a pizza party, courtesy of student Jack Illiano’s father, who owns Tony’s Pizza in Medford.