I gotta say when Tanya Alberty (D&H Drugstore) came up with the idea of creating a week long read-a-thon we didn't really know how it was going to work trying to get 70+ community members out to the school to read to our classrooms but with each passing year it keeps getting better and better! Tanya is a lot of fun to work with and she keeps us organized! (It's true... I can't hold a candle to her organization skills)
Then we had the awesome pleasure of adding Spectrum Utilities and Boone County Fire Protection District to our team and we have a really fun time... maybe a little more fun that the students! It's exciting to be on our 5th year of the read-a-thon and with each passing year we come up with a new theme (yep we totally try to out do ourselves each year) and this year's theme was right up my alley... "Stampede to Read"!
We kicked off the week by giving each student a Midway blue bandana (our school colors are blue and white) to use all week so if they didn't have anything cowboy or cowgirl they would totally fit in with their bandanas! This was a huge hit with all the students! We had many great guest readers out and used Twitter to tweet photos with the hashtag #midwaystampede2014 (you can check the pictures out by visiting Twitter here: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23midwaystampede2014&src=hash)
Then on Thursday night we had Literacy Night were the students and their families come to the school and play games that tie into our theme such as tic-tac-toe, a boot toss, dress like a sheriff (craft project), visit the Bookmobile (thanks to Daniel Boone Regional Library) and even learn to line dance from the awesome people at Texas Roadhouse! Here's some fun pictures from our Literacy Night:
Ms. Stewart played her guitar as everyone arrived!
These cowgirls helped get everyone checked in!
They had snacks at "The Waterin' Hole"....
check out books from the Bookmobile...
(It was so cute watching the kiddos learn how to dance.. they had so much fun!)
It was a really fun night to celebrate a super fun week!
It's always bittersweet for this week to end.
Until next year.... Y'all take care!