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Cat in the Hat

posted Dec 11, 2017, 7:37 AM by Vincent Vanier
The National Education’s “Read Across America” is a national campaign for building literacy.  The Maine Education Association has its own version, “Cat Tracks Across Maine”, which provides a book to every first grader attending a public school in Maine.  MEA believes an at-home library is a wonderful place to begin the love for reading, and the non-fiction books distributed to each first grader help build the home-to-school reading connection. 

On December 4 and 5, first graders in Aroostook County received a copy of the National Geographic “Planets” book delivered to their school by MEA President Lois Kilby-Chesley. 

The Cat Tracks van arrived in Madawaska at 
noon on Monday and  Miss Kitty, the Cat in the Hat’s grandma, made an appearance to read to first graders and talk about the importance of books.   As one student in the group said, she didn’t use to like to read, but now she loves it!