It doesn't get any more nostalgic than getting invited to read your favorite book as a child to a classroom.

On Friday, March 8, I was invited by a good friend who teaches over at the Letourneau Elementary School in Fall River to read to a few classrooms in honor of National Read Across America Day.

Of course, I couldn't pass up the opportunity.

Letourneau Elementary School in Fall River

I was scheduled to read a favorite book of mine that I felt comfortable with and right away I remembered that I still had a book from my younger years that was an all-time favorite: If You Give A Pig A Pancake.

Letourneau Elementary School in Fall River

For those who are not familiar with the classic, the book is part of a series of children books such as If You Give A Mouse A Cookie and If You Give A Moose A Muffin.

Letourneau Elementary School in Fall River

Each classroom that I visited, I noticed that some, if not most, of the kids were dressed up in some sort of costume. It was then that I found out that they were encouraged to dress up as their favorite book, author or book character (ie. Cat in the Hat, Harry Potter, Super Narwhal).

Letourneau Elementary School in Fall River

As I sat down in front of the eager listeners, I could feel every eye on me, their complete attention clinging onto every word I spoke. It reminded me of the simpler days where imagination was at full throttle and the only worries we had was what outfit to wear to school that day.

Letourneau Elementary School in Fall River

 

Admittedly, "National Read Across America Day" brought out the inner kid in me. It's been years since I dove into If You Give A Pig A Pancake and oh, the memories it brought back. A huge thank you to all of the teachers over at the Letourneau Elementary School for allowing me to read to their classroom. Not only did the kids have a good time, but it was an enjoyment for me as well to bring a smile or two the faces of our youth.

Letourneau Elementary School in Fall River

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