Every year we offer up special opportunities for our students to develop a love of books during the month of March.
To kick off March (Reading) Madness this year, our staff inspired students with a video featuring themselves and challenged the students to commit to reading up to 700 minutes during this month (based on grade). On March 6th, a few members of the Muskegon Lumberjacks shared a book with the students (and a few personal stories and hockey facts as well).
Kids were caught reading everywhere around the school! Kindergarten students explored favorite Dr. Seuss stories together. Local author Susan Ream shared her book with the students in the gym.
Fairy Tales were a Highlight!
We particularly love sharing classic tales with students. Ms. Potts fourth grade students created books that retold a well known fairy tale story from a different perspective (eg. The Three Little Pigs from the wolf’s point of view) and then read them to first grade students.
Our teacher’s reenactment of the classic story Chicken Little proved that our teachers have a flare for the dramatic and that this story never loses its appeal.
Reading Goals were Reached
We were able to raise over $2,500 from the Read-a-thon for the PPO. More importantly, students were reading and experienced great new books in novel ways.
Way to read, MCS!