|Second Place Poster|
|Third Place Poster|
|First Place Poster|
|Fourth Place Poster|
During Reading Month, we like to come up with activities that will help brighten up the building while stressing the fun and importance of reading. This year we had a Door Decorating Contest. Students in each homeroom decorated their homeroom door. The doors were judged on adherence to theme, creativity, and originality.
|Most Creative-a 5th grade Homeroom|
|First Place-the 7th Grade Entry|
|Second Place-the Art teacher's door, decorated by 8th graders|
|Third Place-a 6th Grade Homeroom|
|Looking for all this information is making her crazy!|
|Some 6th grade boys take a break to pose.|
|Students look over their choices to pick a book to donate to a teacher.|
Of course, our goal during Reading Month is to get kids to read. This year we created, with the painting skills of one of our parapros, an underwater mural on the windows in the cafeteria. We ordered some fish die-cuts from the REMC and cut fish in four colors, one color per grade level 5-8. Teachers had students fill out a fish after they finished a book, adding their name and the title of the book. The fish were hung as part of the mural and it was fun to watch our school of readers grow!
Click here to see the videos of Mock Rock, which include some killer teacher dance moves to Ice, Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice!!
Hope you enjoyed the recap of Reading Month. We are always looking for new ideas to incorporate and to build a love of reading in kids. I encourage you to leave a comment and let us know what you do to celebrate Reading Month in your school!