K-5 students enjoy fun literacy events

Students in Kindergarten through 5th grade enjoyed several fun literacy activities in May including a Book Character Parade, a story walk of "Rainbow Fish," story/activity times, "Drop Everything and Read," an author visit, and a Battle of the Book Characters where students voted Winnie the Pooh the winner.
"As the librarian at MCS, I am constantly looking for opportunities to make reading fun," said Mrs. Michelle Johnson. "When students are having fun reading they don’t look at it as a chore, but instead a treat. Our special events gave our MCS community a chance to participate in fun activities while reading or listening to readers."
Here is the full list of events:
May 1-5:
  • Classes visited the storywalk of "Rainbow Fish" set up by the campfire area.
  • Teachers visited another classroom to share a favorite story and activity.
  • "Drop Everything And Read" throughout the week.
May 8-12:
  • Classrooms welcomed guest readers.
  • Author Shannon Cook visited to speak to students about becoming an author and the writing process.
  • More "Drop Everything And Read."
May 15-19:
  • A representative from the Columbus Public Library visited to talk about the Summer Reading Program.
  • Students dressed like their favorite book character and participated in a Book Character Parade.