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Parent's Corner

Holy Cross Students Participate in Read for the Record Day

On Thursday, October 27, 468 children and adults from Holy Cross participated in Read for the Record Day—a celebration to promote kindergarten readiness and encourage preschool children in their literacy skills.

Participants read the same book on the same day creating the world’s largest shared reading experience. This year’s book was The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach, a story about the tale of a bear lost in the city, who happens upon an unattended sandwich in the park.

Fourth-grade teacher Karen Albertin said, “The book had a surprise ending, so even my fourth graders enjoyed it. They could not agree on the ending and that made it fun!”

A number of celebrities, athletes and prominent leaders participated in the national event including actors Bridget Moynahan, Josh Duhamel, Jane Lynch, Kyla-Drew Simmons, and Danica McKellar; New England Patriots’ tight end, Martellus Bennett; celebrity fitness trainer and motivator, Shaun T; and retired American astronaut, Scott Kelly.

Read for the Record started in 2006 and broke the record for having the most people reading the same book in one day. Last year 2.2 million children and adults participated in the event, which is designed to spur change in early education and place books in the hands of children across the country.

Be sure to ask your child what happened in The Bear Ate Your Sandwich and find out whether we beat the world record here.

Tamber Schorey