Bell Elementary classrooms were filled with 78 excited first and second graders dressed in Halloween costumes at the “Learning is Not So Scary” Family Literacy Night.
Students and parents had a great time at this special literacy event. In fact, It was hard to tell who was having the most fun – the parents or their children. Families even dressed in matching themed costumes. For instance, the Morrow family included six members dressed as very authentic looking scarecrows that took the best costume award.
The memorable event was held October 25 th with a rather unique promotional drama during the day to perk the students’ interest in attending the literacy event. The front office staff (Cherish Jones, Rebecca Frost, and Sandy Riddle plus Derrick Harris) performed a short skit as “”The Three Little Pigs” book read by Librarian Nell Boils (which can be viewed on the front page and Bell Elementary page of the school district website www.wayne.kyschools.us). The first and second graders got to watch the video through the magic of technology after the performance was uploaded through Montage software and presented on the Smartboards inside the classrooms.
Staff members dressed in costumes greeting families at the door that evening. Students received a free book and families were treated to Pizza Hut pizza and a drink provided by the Family Resource Center and Lake Cumberland Reading Council in the cafeteria. Students and parents then rotated through two clever literacy activities in classrooms, which focused on writing.
The concluding event was facilitated with community partners who circled the gym with booths set up to accommodate the trick-or-treaters. The school handed out books at the first booth to further nail the literacy theme.
The event was considered to be a huge success and was coordinated by Bell Reading Recovery Teacher Bobbie Barrier and the Family Resource Center. Student volunteers from the Future Business Leaders Association based at the ATC School assisted with the Halloween event. Another special literacy event will be held in the spring that families can look forward to attending.
The Dishman Family
Mother Tonya Stinson and her daughter Olivia Stinson doing crafts in Savannah Wilson's classroom
(L-R) Brendan Clark, Alyssa McQueen, Aidan McQueen, and mother Julie McQueen doing arts and crafts
Father Jonathan Carlton and son Tyler Carlton cutting out figures that matched the literacy lesson
The Morrow Family won the costume contest
Reading Recovery Teacher Bobbie Barrier with student Jaden Foster handing out books and candy
Jase Sexton helped his Dad hand out candy to Ninja Turtle Cayden Foster
(L-R) Mylan and Sheridan Wright handing out candy to 2nd grader Harley Passmore and grandmother Volena Troxell
Telene Hancock, administrative secretary at Central Office, handing a treat to Amber Lee Vaughn
Lindsey Sexton from FCC handing out candy to mother Leslie Lester and daughter Corbyn Lester
Reading Recovery Teacher Jessica Hancock dressed as Snow White helped students with an arts project after a book reading
Students participating in arts and crafts
(L-R) Prinicpal Derrick Harris, Cherish Jones, Rebecca Frost, and Sandy Riddle performed a skit of "The Three Little Pigs" to promote their Literacy Night
The Three Little Pigs Skit
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