Lancaster – Students from the Ohio University Lancaster Chapter of the Ohio Student Education Association spent last Friday celebrating a special birthday with elementary school students. That's because they were taking part in Read Across America Day to mark the birthday of Dr. Seuss.
Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on or near March 2. That is Dr. Seuss's birthday.
"We try to do community outreach projects," said OUL Ohio Student Education Association President Sarah Milam. "Read Across America hits right on our purpose of reading to kids."
The purpose of OSEA is to support teacher education programs by promoting interest in public education and in those wishing to engage in a career in public education. Six members of the group volunteered at area elementary schools to read to children. One of the schools they went to was East Elementary in Lancaster.
"They look up to us," said Milam. "If they see us read, they think it's a good thing."
"The Lancaster Campus students read books, handed out bookmarks and certificates, and promoted the love of reading," said OSEA Advisor Terri Green.
Approximately 25 early and middle childhood education majors are part of the Ohio University Lancaster Ohio Student Education Association. The group meets monthly. The next meeting is scheduled for March 12 at 4:00 p.m. in Brasee Hall room 411.