For the past week or so my students and I have been discussing the importance of literacy in our personal lives. This conversation couldn't have come at a better time. Tomorrow my monkeys (as they like to call themselves) will be participating in a Read-a-thon in celebration of Read Across America and to celebrate one of our favorite silly authors, Dr. Seuss. It is a great opportunity for students to see first hand the value of literacy and learning. I hope my kiddos have fun but are able to become more intentional when choosing books to read and setting time aside to read.