Read Across America

On Monday, March 2nd, RunningBrooke was joined at Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School by Richard and Ricky Diggs of Alexandria Pest Services to kick off Read Across America Week with the students and staff. Mr. Diggs was a personal friend of Ferdinand T. Day, the civil rights pioneer who is the school’s namesake! Other guest readers included Congressman Don Beyer, Meg Bonitt of Bonitt Builders, and Melissa Riddy of INOVA.

Our Move2 Learn Program Director, Jan Olmstead, kicked off the reading sessions with brain boosts that spark focus, memory, and learning. We know that when simple, movement-based activities are integrated into classrooms, kids feel better, they learn better, and ultimately, they perform better – and they’re FUN!