It's a first! About 250 of you attended our first ever Night of Learning. It was a fun evening, designed to promote enjoyment of reading and writing for elementary students. Thanks to all who were able to come.
We started the evening with a hot dog dinner for families. Then teachers led a variety of literacy-based activities for both children and parents. A couple of our workshops were "parent-only" presentations. High school athletes and cheerleaders led one children-only read-aloud time. Everything else was designed for both students and parents to attend.
You could choose from reading a snack cookbook and making your own snacks, poetry writing, "Reading with the Stars" (a read-aloud time with celebrities), storybook Jeopardy, writing "combo" stories in the computer lab, or writing Christmas cards for Operation Christmas Child children. The only bad news was that no one had time to visit every station that night.
We even had Mrs. Casey's grandson there to donate and autograph copies of a book he wrote while he was an elementary school student. All children were also able to take home another free book of their choice at the end of the evening.
Truly it was a Night of Learning!