In addition, students were encouraged to dress-up each day to fit various literary themes. On “Magical” Monday, students dressed like a fairy tale character. On “Titan” Tuesday, they dressed like a character from Greek mythology. On “Wizardry” Wednesday, students portrayed their favorite characters from Harry Potter. On “Theater” Thursday, students came in costume as any character from a play, movie, or TV show. Each day, one student from both middle school and high school was drawn as a prize winner. Middle school winners were Caylee Ferguson, Gracie Lambert, and Cayla Hammock. High School winners were Montana Lyman, Marcus Land, Lexy Riddle, Emily Pickard, and Courtney Cagle.
Throughout the week, students who were caught on camera reading for pleasure had their photo added to the Caught “Read”-Handed display board. Students also earned “chocolate for checkouts” by receiving a Hershey’s kiss for each book checked out. At the end of the week, one student from both middle school and high school was drawn as a prize winner. The middle school Caught “Read”-Handed winner was Shawn Andrecht and the high school winner was Jeffory Powell.
Finally, each day, a literary clue related to that day’s theme was posted in the library which led students to find a hidden letter. At the end of the week, all four letters had to be unscrambled to complete a literary quote. All students who submitted the correct answers had the opportunity to earn a prize. The middle school winner was Eli Armbruster and the high school winner was Hunter Leblanc.
I Love to Read Week is always a fun way to celebrate and promote reading. It will be observed at the elementary school on February 27-March 3.