10 Ways We Celebrated Read Across Aransas County
Seuss in the Park: Little Bay Primary, along with the Early Literacy Collaborative, hosted the third annual community literacy event with story times and literacy activities in Memorial Park. Over 530 attended with 340 children receiving a book for their home library, thanks to a generous grant from the Margret Sue Rust Foundation and Castaways.
Fairy Tale Parade: Live Oak Learning Center hosted their annual Fairy Tale Parade. First grade students wrote original fairy tales and then participated in a parade of fairy tale creatures. Princesses! So many princesses!!
Paws to Read: Fulton Learning Center Library hosted the Humane Society of Rockport-Fulton again this year. Tweens were able to cuddle with their furry friends while reading their favorite stories and some of those friends found “furever homes.”
Chillax and Read: RFMS Library coordinated guest readers from all over Aransas County to read to middle schoolers. They read their favorite childhood stories, popular young adult fiction, and even their own original poetry.
Green Eggs and Ham: RFHS Library hosted their annual Green Eggs and Ham breakfast, which is catered by the Culinary Arts department. Students, parents, and teachers not only enjoyed their meal, but they played several rounds of reading bingo. Prizes were books, of course.
Author Visits: Rockport-Fulton High School and Rockport-Fulton Middle School hosted young adult author, Joy Preble, who writes paranormal romance for teens. Little Bay Primary and Live Oak Learning Center hosted author/illustrator, Keith Graves. Both authors not only shared their books with students, but they also provided instruction via hands-on drawing and writing workshops.
Dress-Up Days: We dressed up! All you had to do was set foot in a school and you saw students, parents, and staff dressed up as the Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 or 2, Grinches, Hortons, and Truffula, and oh, so many more. We had crazy socks, crazy hats, tacky tourists, and ever so much of what is crazy or tacky!
Reading: Community members galore read to kids. Business owners read to kids. The mayors of Rockport and Fulton read to kids. School Board Members read to kids. Principals read to kids. Councilors and teachers and librarians read to kids. We read to them and we showed them how important reading is to us.
More Reading: Parents took this time to read to their kids. The most important reading occurs in the home. This week parents were encouraged to spend extra time reading to their children, and they did.
Even More Reading: Aransas County students read more this week and that's what this was all about.