LES celebrates ‘Reading Across America’

Published 5:48 pm Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Luverne Elementary School celebrated Dr. Seuss’s 105th birthday on March 13, 2009.

The day began with the reading of “Mystery Lines” from a Dr. Seuss book on the intercom. Following announcements, high school students from 9th and 12th grades visited the classrooms and read a Dr. Seuss book to the students.

Teachers then swapped classrooms and read to a different grade level. Parents and community leaders visited many classrooms to read a book of their choice.

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The “Cat” and “Thing 1” and “Thing 2” from The Cat in the Hat also visited the classrooms. Students enjoyed a picnic lunch at Glenn Daniel Stadium.

To culminate the activities, an assembly was held in the auditorium. Luverne Mayor Joe Rex Sport read the Proclamation endorsing March 13, 2009 as “Read Across America” at Luverne Elementary School. Coach Bob Williams read “Oh the Places You Will Go.”

Each grade presented a skit using their favorite book. K-4—”Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see,” K—”The Red Hen,” 1st Grade—”Five Little Monkeys,” 2nd Grade—”Ira Sleeps Over,” 3rd Grade—”A Bad Case of Stripes,” 4th Grade—”Itchy, Itchy Chicken Pox,” 5th Grade—”The Watsons Go to Birmingham,” 6th Grade—”Casey at the Bat.” Awards were given to students for correctly guessing the “Mystery Lines”, drawings of students’ favorite stories, and for Top Accelerated Readers.

Students were challenged to read books and take Accelerated Reader quizzes. The homeroom on each grade level with the most points during the week of March 6-12 will be rewarded with an Ice Cream Sundae party.

Homeroom winners were: 1st Grade—Mrs. Sherrie Blackmon, 2nd Grade—Ms. Tiffany Jones, 3rd Grade—Mrs. Shelly Hughes, 4th Grade—Mrs. Joy Bowen, 5th Grade—Mrs. Andrea Smith, 6th Grade—Mrs. Daisy Henderson.

Accelerated Reader awards were given to the student earning the most points during this week: 1st Grade—Aaliya Harris, 2nd Grade—Bryant Rushing, 3rd Grade—Echo Mann, 4th Grade—LaDarion Harrell, 5th Grade—Kevin Oh, 6th Grade—Taylor Stewart.