Both elementary buildings held their fall Family Literacy Nights last week. We can’t deny how nice it was to have the majority of our students be able to attend their Literacy Nights face-to-face after an unpredictable year. Family Literacy Night is intended to make our elementary students excited to read, and our schools did just that.
At North Elementary, students dressed up with their families and participated in activities centered around the Halloween story, “There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Bat.” The Madison Public Library joined in with their famous Book Mobile, a vehicle walk-through library.
South Elementary held a Storybook Walkthrough, with 137 families visiting the staff’s storybook displays, where they were met by staff dressed up as storybook characters. The event was joined by three community groups: Rabbit Run, Madison Public Library, and the Madison Fire Department. Students saw live animals, a firetruck, and some spinning fires!
South teachers Mrs. Nadbath says, “The Literacy Night brought our school community together to celebrate reading and create positive memories. Fun was had by all as families met and mingled with characters as they walked through various interactive storybook stations exercising those inferring skills to name each book!”