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While the Cavaliers look back on their history during the on-going 50th Season celebration, participants in the team’s Read to Achieve program, presented by Cleveland-Cliffs, are taking a trip through history as well. In December, students across Northeast Ohio went back to the 1980’s. The third grade class from Citizen’s Academy East in Cleveland made a special visit to Rocket Mortage FieldHouse on a recent afternoon to take an educational trip back in time.
The students gathered at the Cleveland-Cliffs Entrance of the FieldHouse, where they were joined by Cavs in-arena host Ahmaad and members of the Scream Team. Ahmaad pointed out to them that many of today’s classic children’s books were actually published in the 80’s. The group read four such books: “The Polar Express,” “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” and “The True Story of Three Little Pigs.”
Along with reading the books, the kids also did an activity that related to each one. They unwrapped holiday gifts, sculpted cookies and other desserts out of Play-Doh, worked on Mad Libs and built houses out of spaghetti and marshmallows.
Each student went home with a Cavs swag bag and tickets to an upcoming game.
ABOUT READ TO ACHIEVE
Presented by Cleveland-Cliffs
Read to Achieve is a year-round campaign designed to help young people develop a life-long love for reading and encourage adults to read regularly with children. The program reaches thousands of elementary, middle and high school students in Northeast Ohio through reading activities, reading time-outs, donations and the construction of Reading & Learning Centers.