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.
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.
Teacher Amy East with Maddison Turner (left) and Jayden Munsey (right)
Media Specialist Nell Boils and Harley Passmore ready for a rodeo in their western getups
Makaya Catron, Harley Passmore, and McKenzie Catron all dressed up for the western event. They are students in Hannah Parmley's classroom.
Students really got the barnyard vibe in Becky York's specially decorated classroom
Stick-horse racing was one of the evening's main events in the hallways. Teacher Becky York got one of the races started.
It was a photo finish.....
Teacher Amy East and WCMS Volunteer Callie Vaughn helped coordinate some of the stick horse races
Students were captivated by a book Reading Recovery Teacher Bobbie Barrier was sharing with the children.
Students enjoy being read to at literacy events