Literacy Night at Moorcroft elementary
November 3, 2022
Teachers and staff at the Moorcroft Elementary recently hosted their annual Literacy Night with an engaging and entertaining evening of activities related to literacy for students of all ages in the school.
This year's organizer Title 1 teacher Emily Bard explains the importance of this and similar events to both students and parents, saying, "The goal for Literacy Night is to foster parent involvement in their students' reading and language arts education. Although it is a requirement for all Title 1 schools, we believe our parent nights are vitally important in increasing parent involvement and increasing the public's knowledge on the importance of reading."
This year's theme was "Roll Out the Red Carpet for Reading" and was based on literacy activities on books made into movies and the movie theater experience.
"The students had a blast guessing books characters from a list of clues," Bard smiles, "designing their own candy bar wrapper, and playing a word game called POP!"
Students and their guests listened to a, "read-aloud based on grade level, sequenced a story into a 'movie film', and ate loads of popcorn, candy and hotdogs", Bard added.
A number of kids received prizes for the evening's participation including board games, movies, books and more candy.
"We had good participation this fall," Bard spoke to the night's participation and her hope for future events. "We hope to get even more families to come to our second parent night in the spring."