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C.C. Meneley Elementary observes Nevada Reading Week

Staff reports

Nevada Reading Week was celebrated June 5-9 at C.C. Meneley Elementary School with activities ranging from community members reading to students to the “Stop Drop and Read” program.

The purpose of the week’s activities, said Vice Principal Chris Perdomo, was to involve the entire community in reading. Families were asked to keep track of minutes students read at home and daily prizes were given out.

On Monday, community readers read to the students.

On Tuesday, T-shirt Day was held, and students wore T-shirts to school with writing on them. As other students read their shirts, the students signed off on a tally sheet.

Wednesday’s theme was “A Poem in Your Pocket,” and children were invited to read their poems and sign off on the tally sheet. Older students read their poems to younger students who don’t read.

Thursday was the Read Around the School Scavenger Hunt. Students explored the school, looking for scavenger clues with their buddies from other classes. At each clue, an appropriate book or poem was read.

Friday began as a normal day, but at random times during the day, an announcement over the public address system told students so “Stop, drop and read.” At that time, students stopped what they were doing and read.

All participants in the program earned a pass to the Carson Valley Swim Center. Every morning, poems were read over the PA system by Perdomo or Principal Brian Frazier.