PICTURES: World Read Aloud Day at Lansingburgh Schools!
2/7/2020 - Lansingburgh celebrated World Read Aloud Day on Wednesday, February 5 at both Rensselaer Park Elementary and Turnpike Elementary.
If you don't know, World Read Aloud Day was founded by LitWorld in 2010 so people around the world could celebrate reading aloud as a way to advocate for literacy as a human right. Since then World Read Aloud Day has spread across the world and found its way into Lansingburgh Elementary Schools.
Turnpike Elementary celebrated Read Aloud Day by having district faculty, staff and students make videos of them reading their favorite books for the Turnpike students which they watched on Wednesday.
Over at Rensselaer Park Elementary, they kept up their tradition of having a ton of visitors come and read for many of the school's classrooms. This year saw a wide array of community figures stop by to read for the students including Troy Police Officers, Troy elected officials (including Mayor Madden!), Tri-City Valleycats mascot Southpaw(!), fire department members, school board members and a number of Lansingburgh School District administrators. Check out many pictures from the readers around Rensselaer Park below.