MNU Celebrates Dr. Seuss Day
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Schools across the country are celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss, Mar. 2, 1904, with reading events and parties this week. Today MNU faculty and staff are taking the party to Sunflower Elementary School Mar. 6. MNU employees read to second graders at the school in Gardner-Edgerton School district. Sunflower invited community members to read with the students.
“Whether reading Green Eggs and Ham, a text book, or social media, our mind is what we consume,” says Dr. Nancy Damron, dean of MNU’s School of Education. “Teachers across the nation understand this and work hard every day to promote literacy across content areas. Ultimately, they are nurturing citizens of the future who can search out information, process it, and apply it to a given situation.
The fifteen MNU volunteers are from the university’s Professional and Graduate Studies office and the School of Education, which offers accelerated bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education. They hope to show educators in public schools that they support the challenging work of educating future leaders while encouraging both students and teachers.
“Reading with Sunflower Elementary School’s students is one way we can support the teachers of our community,” Damron adds. “In the end, this is a wonderful way to model the joy of reading and to remind us all to pick up a book or tablet and expand our minds through reading. And to think it all can begin with One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish!”
More information on MNU’s accelerated Bachelor of Arts in elementary education or its many Master of Education degree programs can be found at www.mnu.edu/learn.