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Students Enjoyed the "Saddle Up" Theme at Bell's Family Literacy Night

barn classroom

First and second graders were given the oppurtunity to enjoy literacy in a big way at Bell Elementary on March fifteenth. Teachers shared books like "Cindy Ellen" with families and did craft projects like a wanted poster. The "saddle up" themed event gave the whole school a western feel. Classrooms were decorated with barns, covered wagons, and other Western paraphernalia. Students in attendance participated in classroom reading activities and stick horse races. Families also enjoyed eating dinner together in the cafeteria.


covered wagon classroom

Students in Heather Lewis' classroom felt like pioneers with their covered wagon


Hannah Parmley was amongst the teachers who read featured stories from classrooms, followed by literacy activities.

Amy East with Maddison Turner and Jayden Munsey

Teacher Amy East with Maddison Turner (left) and Jayden Munsey (right)

media specialist nell boils

Media Specialist Nell Boils and Harley Passmore ready for a rodeo in their western getups

Kids dressed up in western attire

Makaya Catron, Harley Passmore, and McKenzie Catron all dressed up for the western event. They are students in Hannah Parmley's classroom.

barnyard class

Students really got the barnyard vibe in Becky York's specially decorated classroom

stick horse race

Stick-horse racing was one of the evening's main events in the hallways. Teacher Becky York got one of the races started.

Stick horse racing was fun

It was a photo finish.....

Stick horses were part of the festivities

Teacher Amy East and WCMS Volunteer Callie Vaughn helped coordinate some of the stick horse races

Teachers used technology to present activities

Students were captivated by a book Reading Recovery Teacher Bobbie Barrier was sharing with the children.

Students enjoyed being read to in the classroom

Students enjoy being read to at literacy events


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