Blissfield celebrates Reading Month in March

March is National Reading Month, and local elementary schools are encouraging students to turn off the television and turn the pages of a good book instead. Blissfield Elementary School is using a “Reading Fiesta” to show students that March “is Nacho ordinary month.”

Second-and third-grade students kicked off their reading activities this past Monday with custom canvas paintings featuring a Dr. Seuss quote of their choice.

Students worked under the guidance of BES teachers Sandi Porter and Christina Shearer to celebrate the 110th birthday of Dr. Seuss.

A few of the highlights among this month’s activities are:

March 7 — Visiting author Joe Kelley reading her children’s book “Pete the Popcorn”

March 11 — Family Reading Night at the school

March 14— Dress like your favorite book character

March 21 — Read in your pajamas at school March 26: Read an article in the newspaper

March 27 — The fifth grade Wax Museum

Numerous other activities will be taking place throughout the month, and a full calendar of activities can be found on the Blissfield Elementary School’s website at

Deanna Griffith helps Blissfield second- and third-graders with bubble-wrap painting for Reading Month. Copyright 2014, River Raisin Publications, Inc./Chad Hutchinson