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Family Reading Night Themes

9 years 7 months ago #155511 by LDM4kids
We are doing a Family Reading night in February and the theme is "for the love of books." We are tying into into valentine's day.
9 years 6 months ago #155620 by Carrie Swetnam
Replied by Carrie Swetnam on topic Re:Family Reading Night Themes
Last fall, we hosted "Line Up For Literacy" which was a family literacy night with a football theme. We had 20ish different literacy stations with a football twist. My goal, with this theme was to encourage all kids, including the boys, to be fired up about literacy. It worked! We had a great turn out. In addition to all of the literacy stations, we also had our high school football players and cheerleaders (in uniform)read aloud in the library and hand out football pencils, our high school drum line perfomed at our "half time" of the event, and our high school pom pon squad made a run through tunnel and did their half time dance. Our stations hit all aspects of literacy! Good times.
Carrie Swetnam, PTA President
Shoal Creek Elementary
Liberty, MO
9 years 6 months ago #155623 by Lisa @ PTO Today
Replied by Lisa @ PTO Today on topic Re:Family Reading Night Themes
What a fabulous theme Carrie! I'd love to see pictures of your event- did you take any? You can upload and share them here: [URL=../../../../community/groups/viewgroup/38-Family+Reading+Night+Group#photoid=239][/URL]

How will you top your this for your Family Reading Night this year!?


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9 years 5 months ago #155687 by DESpto
Replied by DESpto on topic Re:Family Reading Night Themes
I love that idea! May have to do that next Fall.

LDM4kids we have a reading night coming up in February too. Since February is also Chocolate lovers month we are hosting a We Love Books & Chocolate night. Who can resist chocolate, right? We are asking our social committee to bake chocolate desserts and a local candy store is doing a chocolate tasting. Then we are doing all the usual crafts and book reading stations. Oh yeah, and we are doing a chocolate bar fundraiser table there too. Thought we'd try something a little different.
9 years 5 months ago #155721 by Jacqueline Bell
Replied by Jacqueline Bell on topic Re:Family Reading Night Themes
We had our first Family Reading Night in December. Our theme was The Polar Express. We had guest readers from the community and school Dads/grandddads to read the book to groups of students. The evening opened with a Holiday concert by the 1st and 2nd graders. Then the high schoolers/elves, conducted the kids to the various reading rooms. Each child was given a golden bell at the end of the reading. Readers read the book over and over as different groups came and went. On the way out, kids were given cookies and milk. We also had pictures from Santa. Attendance was about 400-500. HUGE SUCCESS!
9 years 5 months ago #155886 by tricia
Replied by tricia on topic Re:Family Reading Night Themes
Our School held its first Family Reading Night last week and the kids loved it. I was so nervous about it but I just followed the outline in the family reading night kit and it was very easy!!! Our theme was Snuggle Up with a Good Book. The kids brought blankets to cover up with and it was so cute. We asked a local radio deejay to be our guest reader and she was WONDERFUL!! We had a book swap table and refreshments (cookies and Hot Chocolate) and the PTO bought $1 books from scholastic and book marks to be sure everyone went home with something. Local electric companies also donated a few things. Some parents wanted to make it a monthly thing ...others told us it was the best thing we ever did!! although our school is K-12 we really targeted the k-3rd grades. We plan on making this a yearly event!!
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