Sneads Elementary School had a full week of activities for Celebrate Literacy Week, January 23 – 27. In addition to daily dress-up days and participating in the Million Minute Marathon, guest readers were invited throughout the week. The Sneads High School Football Team players read to Kindergarten and First Grade classes. Kim Anderson Stone and her beagle, Gibbs, came to visit Second and Third Grade classes. Mrs. Stone is the author of the Cowboy Ranch Series. She spoke with students about the importance of reading and discussed the lessons in her books, Cody Cowboy and Clint Cowboy. Gibbs “pawtographed” books for students, as well as performed tricks and mingled with the crowd.
Mrs. Nikki Brooks Bethea gave a presentation to Fourth and Fifth Grade classes on her numerous STEM books. She discussed with students the different types of books she has written, how they are researched, illustrated, and published.
Second grade students created book cover art to be displayed in the lunchroom, and a contest for the most AR quizzes taken by a class was ongoing throughout the week.
The week ended with the annual Shoebox Parade. Students in Grades 3, 4, and 5 made shoebox floats based on their favorite books. The parade winded throughout the entire campus for all classes to see. Mrs. Sandra Harrell and some of her students served as drummers to lead the parade, a great addition to our route.