Clarkson students work with Potsdam elementary kindergartners
Friday, March 22, 2013 - 9:42 am

POTSDAM -- Students in Clarkson University’s Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) participated in a Read Across America project with kindergartners at Lawrence Avenue Elementary School in Potsdam.

NEA's Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading during the first week of March in celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday.

Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school.

Clarkson’s HEOP students read a selected book, “Splat the Cat Sings Flat,” and at the end of the program a copy of that book was given to each student to take home for their own personal library. This is Clarkson’s fifth year participating with Lawrence Avenue Elementary School and its students truly enjoy showing the children that reading can be fun.