Right to Read
Posted Monday, March 21, 2016
From Loveland Early Childhood Center (LECC) hosting a Sock Hop with Silly Sock Day, to Loveland Primary School (LPS) Principal Kevin Fancher pulling up in his family’s camper to host Camp-Read-A-Lot, to Loveland Elementary School (LES) creating a “S’more time with the principal” – March 7-11 Right to Read Week was one for the record books! While the tactics varied from building to building, the goal was the same: get students reading.
“We challenged each LPS classroom to read 50 books or chapters a day,” said Fancher. “This would make for a total of 4,200 books read by Thursday, and I’m pleased to report that our students exceeded this goal!”
“We did the same activities as our LPS neighbors – dress like a camper, silly socks/sunglasses, read my shirt, class shirt, pajama day,” said LES Principal Jennifer Forren. “While I didn’t have a family camper to pull on the lot for story time like Mr. Fancher – our students were given the opportunity to celebrate success by sitting at a tent we pitched, eating s’mores and – of course – reading together.”
Both schools created a short video to promote the Camp-Read-A-Lot activities. At LECC, even the youngest Loveland students got in on the reading fun.
“We incorporated the first grade Fine Arts Night musical into our Right to Read week, which added an element of excitement for all of the students,” said LECC Principal Kyle Bush. “The entire week was a great success and a lot of fun for students and staff alike.”