Students in preschool through fourth grade at St. Anne's Episcopal School in Middletown enjoyed five days of reading-focused activities this week as part of the private school's second-annual “I Love to Read Week.”
Students in preschool through fourth grade at St. Anne’s Episcopal School in Middletown enjoyed five days of reading-focused activities this week as part of the private school’s second-annual “I Love to Read Week.”
The week kicked off on Monday when students received “I Love To Read” bracelets and faculty members introduced them to the Olympic Reading Challenge in which the children can receive medals for each book they read. Blue Rocks’ mascot Rocky Bluewinkle made an appearance Tuesday and offered tickets to future games to students who completed a special reading challenge. Teachers showed off their love of reading on Wednesday with a Rock’n Read-athon, while a special mystery reader was slated to visit the school Thursday. Friday will be “Snuggle Up with a Book Day” in which students and faculty will wear their pajamas and carve out a block of time for reading.
Additional activities included a game in which students tried to identify staff members from photographs that show only their eyes peeking out from behind popular children’s books; Drop Everything and Read times, in which students are “spontaneously” given time to enjoy their favorite books; and making posters with Head of Lower School Valerie White that allow students to express their love of reading.