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Read Across America; School Readiness celebrates reading

Guest readers encourage our students to love books

The CES School Readiness preschool celebrated Read Across America by having special guests visit to read their favorite stories to the students. Scroll down or click the days below to see those galleries. Check back to see new galleries added as guest visit throughout the week.
 
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CES Executive Director Dr. Charles Dumais read the book "Caps for Sale" to students in Room 3. Room 5 students listened to CES Associate Executive Director Chris La Belle read "The Napping House." And Room 3 teacher Sarah Clemente dressed up to read "A Bad Case of Stripes."
CES Executive Director Dr. Charles Dumais reads the book "Caps for Sale" to students in Room 3.
CES Executive Director Dr. Charles Dumais reads the book "Caps for Sale" to students in Room 3.
CES Executive Director Dr. Charles Dumais reads the book "Caps for Sale" to students in Room 3.
CES Executive Director Dr. Charles Dumais reads the book "Caps for Sale" to students in Room 3.
CES Executive Director Dr. Charles Dumais reads the book "Caps for Sale" to students in Room 3.
CES Executive Director Dr. Charles Dumais reads the book "Caps for Sale" to students in Room 3.
CES Executive Director Dr. Charles Dumais reads the book "Caps for Sale" to students in Room 3.
CES Executive Director Dr. Charles Dumais looks up into a tree filled with monkeys like the man in the book "Caps for Sale."
CES Executive Director Dr. Charles Dumais reads the book "Caps for Sale" to students in Room 3.
CES Executive Director Dr. Charles Dumais reads the book "Caps for Sale" to students in Room 3.
CES Executive Director Dr. Charles Dumais poses with Room 3 students as they put on their imaginary hats.
Room 3 teacher Sarah Clemente reads "A Case of Bad Stripes."
Room 3 teacher Sarah Clemente reads "A Case of Bad Stripes."
Room 3 teacher Sarah Clemente reads "A Case of Bad Stripes."
Room 3 teacher Sarah Clemente reads "A Case of Bad Stripes."
Room 3 teacher Sarah Clemente got into the spirit of the book "A Case of Bad Stripes," about a girl who likes lima beans.
Room 3 teacher Sarah Clemente got into the spirit of the book "A Case of Bad Stripes," about a girl who likes lima beans.
CES Associate Executive Director Chris La Belle reads "The Napping House" to Room 5 students.
CES Associate Executive Director Chris La Belle reads "The Napping House" to Room 5 students.
CES Associate Executive Director Chris La Belle reads "The Napping House" to Room 5 students.
Students dressed up as characters on Monday for the guest readers. Some staff also dressed up. Here is Mr. Dave in a buffalo costume.
CES Associate Executive Director Chris La Belle reads "The Napping House" to Room 5 students.
CES Associate Executive Director Chris La Belle reads "The Napping House" to Room 5 students.
CES Associate Executive Director Chris La Belle reads "The Napping House" to Room 5 students.
CES Associate Executive Director Chris La Belle poses with Room 5 students after reading a story to them.
CES Associate Executive Director Chris La Belle and Room 5 students take a quick snooze after reading "The Napping House."
Eric Nyquist, principal of the Regional Center for the Arts high school and coordinator of the Open Choice program, read "The Gruffalo's Child" to Room 3. Eric has a background as an actor and put his performing arts skills to good use while reading. Students also dressed up as various classic fairytale characters as part of the Read Across America celebration.
Eric Nyquist, principal of the Regional Center for the Arts high school, reads "The Gruffalo's Child" to students in Room 2.
Eric Nyquist, principal of the Regional Center for the Arts high school, reads "The Gruffalo's Child" to students in Room 2.
Eric Nyquist, principal of the Regional Center for the Arts high school, reads "The Gruffalo's Child" to students in Room 2.
Eric Nyquist, principal of the Regional Center for the Arts high school, reads "The Gruffalo's Child" to students in Room 2.
Eric Nyquist, principal of the Regional Center for the Arts high school, reads "The Gruffalo's Child" to students in Room 2.
Eric Nyquist, principal of the Regional Center for the Arts high school, reads "The Gruffalo's Child" to students in Room 2.
Eric Nyquist, principal of the Regional Center for the Arts high school, reads "The Gruffalo's Child" to students in Room 2.
Eric Nyquist, principal of the Regional Center for the Arts high school, reads "The Gruffalo's Child" to students in Room 2.
Eric Nyquist, principal of the Regional Center for the Arts high school, reads "The Gruffalo's Child" to students in Room 2.
Eric Nyquist, principal of the Regional Center for the Arts high school, reads "The Gruffalo's Child" to students in Room 2.
Students from Room 2 pose with Eric Nyquist, principal of the Regional Center for the Arts high school, after he read "The Gruffalo's Child."
Students from Room 2 pose as their favorite animal from the book, "The Gruffalo's Child."
Fairytale characters
Students were entertained and encouraged to read by books related to animals and a puppet show.
Tricia Sweeney, Executive Assistant at CES, got into character before reading "Fiona Flamingo."
Room 1 teacher Nadine Swilling performs a puppet show for her students.
Tricia Sweeney, Executive Assistant at CES, reads her favorite children's book, "Fiona Flamingo."
Dr. Lori Elliot, director of Professional Development Services at CES, reads "What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?" to students.
Dr. Michael McGrath, director of the Special Education division at CES, visited Room 4 to read the book, "Five Tough and Tiny Seeds," which tells the story of how seeds become plants and flowers. ... Also, students dressed up as old people like the character in the storybook, "The Little Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly." Click here or scroll down to see those photos.
The students and staff had a surprise special guest, when Linda Page showed up to read "Dear Zoo." Linda was director of School Readiness until she retired in July 2021. She had led the program since it was established in 2006.
Room 1 students were treated to a visit from Suzanne Clement, the Early Childhood Administrator at CES, who read her favorite children's book, "Jonathan and His Mommy." Her copy of the book is signed by the author, Irene Smalls.