NEHS students visit elementary schools for Read Across America Day

By Natalie Adams

On Thursday, March 1, Arundel’s National English Honor Society students visited local elementary schools to read and make crafts with the kids in celebration of Read Across America Day, also known as Dr. Seuss Day. The students went on the trip to promote literacy, a responsibility in the honor society.

Originally, most of the honor society signed up to go, but the trip had to be limited to 15 people. 14 students and Mrs. Ladika, the honor society’s sponsor, ended up going, because one student dropped out.

Since it was a small group, the students opted for self transportation and carpooled together. Because of this, they were able to go wherever they wanted for lunch, though they mostly remained in two groups.

It has been annual trip ever since Arundel’s NEHS started three years ago. This year, the students visited Crofton Elementary School and Four Seasons Elementary School. Although they went to two schools this year, in years past they have visited up to four. The honor society changes which schools they go to each year.

The trip lasted from 9 a.m. until the end of the school day, with a break for lunch between school visits. They spent an hour and a half at each school.

The Arundel students went to first grade and kindergarten classes, with three students visiting each class. They were permitted to run the class themselves, but were supervised by the classroom teacher.

While at the schools, they read and watched the movie adaption of Horton Hears a Who! and did a Horton Hears a Who! themed craft with the kids.