Tuesday, April 1, 2014

We Plant the Seed to Read at Family Reading Night 2014!

Thanks to everyone who attended and assisted in our spring story celebration, this year's theme being "Plant the Seed to Read!"  We were so lucky to start the evening with a performance by Dave Herzog and his Merry Marionettes, always a favorite but especially en vogue since the kindergarten just finished a puppetry unit under the auspices of the great Marilyn Price.

But that was only the beginning!  Following that fine entertainment, our bookworms wiggled their way to their choice of sessions:  stories with Firefighter Rob; a Nigerian folktale with Teju Adesida; a reader's theater starring our own primary teachers performing an adaptation of Demi's Chinese folktale The Empty Pot; or a musical storytime featuring Nancy Bieschke and her classic courtin' froggy.  We are so lucky and appreciative of our supportive (and talented!) parents and community!  Everyone left the building with a seed packet decorated by our own primary artists.  Special thanks to our guest readers, our reading specialist Dora Sanchez and the whole planning committee who worked so harmoniously together to make this celebration happen.