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A Day to Celebrate Reading

March 6

Charleston Day celebrated Read Across America with a parade down Archdale Street, a visit from local author and CDS grandparent Sally Hughes Smith and 15 minutes of DEAR (Drop Everything And Read).

Read Across America Parade

We started the day with a parade through Founders Hall and around the block. Parents gathered along the sidewalk to watch.

read across america


Kindergarteners dressed as their favorite Dr. Seuss character. First graders dressed as their favorite book character. And second graders dressed as historical characters from biographies.

dr seuss

Author visit

Charleston Day grandparent and local author/illustrator Mrs. Sally Hughes Smith visited the students and read her book, “Rosebud Roams Charleston,” which tells the story of a white horse who visits many local landmarks.

Students asked her questions such as this one from a kindergartener: “Did you enjoy creating the pictures or the words more?”

She advised the students: “The best thing you can do is play with your imagination,” she said, describing how she once wrote a story about a piece of dust. “Take something, anything and make a story out of it.”

Sally Hughes Smith

Drop Everything and Read

Later students in every grade stopped what they were doing to read for 15 minutes.

Kindergarten readers


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