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Middleton Elementary celebrates "I Love to Read Month"

Students at Middleton Elementary kick off “I Love to Read Month”

The students at Middleton Elementary kicked off “I Love to Read Month” with an Olympic themed opening ceremony. Students gathered in the gymnasium where the school’s mascot lit the cauldron of learning with the torch. The Media Specialist, Bay Shock, acted as the Master of Ceremonies and Principal Sara Palodichuk, Assistant Principal Jenna Downs and Reading Specialist Peggy Rollins described all the reading and writing activities that will take place throughout the month.

During the opening ceremony, teachers participated in fun reading activities. Teachers raced with a book on their heads, and if the book was dropped, they had to stop and read a paragraph from the book. Other teachers teamed up for a hula hoop competition to see how long one could hula hoop while reading a book at the same time.

“The Middleton opening ceremony was a fun way for our school community to begin our ‘I Love to Read Month’,” said Assistant Principal Jenna Downs. “Students and staff are looking forward to all of the Olympic-inspired reading activities throughout the month.”

Students will participate in the “Go for the Gold” reading activities during the of month February, including “Gold Medal Book”, where students share a short summary of the book they are reading each morning, “Torchlight Reading”, which includes reading in the classroom with a flashlight, and Olympic themed writing activities.   

“We are thankful to have such creative staff members that create and support engaging learning opportunities for our school,” concluded Downs.