Central Elementary students warmed up with a good book and engaging math activities at the school’s recent Math and Reading Night. The annual event is designed to celebrate student success by allowing them to bring their families to school and take pride in literacy and math fun.
Over the course of the evening, students and their families rotated throughout the school participating in various reading and math activities. A new event this year was the “Paws for Reading” station, where families were able to select a book to read aloud to trained dogs.
“Reading aloud to the dogs provided students with the opportunity practice and improve their literacy in a fun and non-threatening way,” said Central Principal Stacey King. “It was one of the most popular stations at the event!”
Each year, Central selects a book for families and staff to read together. At the event, families received a copy of the book “Race the Wild, Rainforest Relay” by Kristin Earhart and a schedule for reading the chapters. Students enjoyed meeting the book’s main character “Russell” at the event. The Learning Commons will be sponsoring weekly trivia and other engaging activities related to the book, throughout the quarter to entice students to participate in reading.
The event was made possible by the dedicated Central staff and retired teachers, who organized and volunteered for the event. Their efforts made the event a paws-itively fun and educational for all!