Read across America and Read Across New Hampshire will have a new look this year. NEA-NH, along with the Children’s Fund, have joined forces with the Manchester Monarchs for a season of healthy reading.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to bring the celebration of reading and literacy into our classrooms and schools all year long as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of NEA’s Read Across America,” said NEA-NH President Megan Tuttle.
NEA and NEA-NH are building a nation of readers through our signature program, NEA’s Read Across America. Now in its 20th year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources.
As part of the partnership, this year, NEA-NH and the Monarchs will bring the Healthy Hat Trick Program to schools around the state. The Heathy Hat Trick Program has specific exercises and nutritional information for students to learn in conjunction with their physical education and health classes, setting age appropriate goals for students. Monarch players will also be visiting classes to help share the Healthy Hat Trick program.
November 15 is Education Day with the Monarchs as the 10:00 a.m. game at SNHU Arena becomes the largest classroom in New Hampshire. More than 5,000 students attend the morning game and receive an Education Day Workbook with information about the game, and lessons in math, science, geography, history and English tied to a hockey theme. Workbook activities were developed to provide cross-disciplinary opportunities for students to write about what they read, solve problems, and analyze resources.
NEA-NH is providing tickets to help students attend the game.
Saturday March 24th, 2018 is Read Across America Night during the Monarchs game against Adirondack. That night, the Monarchs will wear Lorax-themed jerseys which will be auctioned off at the end of the game. All proceeds from the auction will go to our Children’s Fund.
In addition, students from New Hampshire schools will have the opportunity to perform the National Anthem, God Bless America, the Canadian National Anthem, and a Pep Band performance. Students will also be invited to the 3 High Five Tunnels throughout the game. NEA-NH president Megan Tuttle will participate in the Puck Drop and just might be accompanied by our friend the Cat in the Hat.
NEA-NH has committed to hosting 2-3 reading sessions each month throughout the year featuring guest readers from NEA, NEA-NH, local officials, New Hampshire authors and Monarch players.