It was a very special day of reading in schools, libraries and homes today.
We were all celebrating D.E.A.R. Day! On this day we "Drop Everything and Read."
D.E.A.R. is always celebrated April 12th on Beverly Cleary's birthday. To make D.E.A.R. even more special, one of her book characters, Ramona Quimby, is the official spokesperson responsible for spreading the word and the love of reading.
There are amazing activities and resources on the official D.E.A.R. website . On the front page page you can even read an online version of Beezus and Ramona from the Brown and HarperCollins Children's Books website.
And my favorite part of the D.E.A.R. site....You can send your friends an email card to tell them about this day.
All throughout the day we found students, teachers and parents reading at Van Meter. These are just a few of the photographs we got on this very special day.
We asked teachers and students to email their photographs to the Van Meter Voice. As I get these images of how everyone spent D.E.A.R. day, I will add them below.
Thank you for sharing and find a little time each day to.....
DROP EVERYTHING AND READ.