Secretary of State
MARCH 23, 2018
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson visited two elementary schools in Davison today in observance of National Reading Month to talk about the importance of having strong reading skills.
Johnson was a special guest for three kindergarten/pre-5 classes at Thomson Elementary School in the morning. She read "A Fish Out of Water" by Helen Palmer—her own favorite book from childhood—to the youngsters.
In the afternoon, she met with five classes of third graders at Gates Elementary School and read "Little Michigan" by Denise Brennan-Nelson with them. Johnson's presentations also included trivia, questions and answers and a photo session.
During March, schools stress the importance of reading for future success in academics and in the workplace, and welcome guests to read to children
"Reading gives us a foundation for learning and success in life," Johnson said. "It is also an activity that sparks our imagination and, as the humor columnist Dave Barry has described it, 'a vacation for the mind.'
"I hope you’ll help celebrate National Reading Month by picking up a good book – or downloading a good e-book – and encouraging others to read as well."
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