Kingsborough MS hosts superhero Family Literacy Night

Kingsborough MS hosts superhero Family Literacy Night
Posted on 01/26/2018

Kingsborough Middle School transformed into a real-life DC comic book to host a superhero-themed Literacy Night on Jan. 23.

The school was bustling with reading excitement as students and parents walked by Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman-decorated hallways and classrooms.

Students participated in a variety of hands-on activities in various classrooms and in the library, which included blackout poetry, Mad Libs and puzzles. A book fair was also open throughout the night in case the students wanted to purchase a new book.  

KMS Reading Teacher Meredith Weaver helped organize the event with the goal of promoting literacy not only in the classroom, but also at home.

“I think the cue to being a great reader and writer is that you have to have a lot of practice,” Weaver said. “Parents can really help us out by reading at home. I know I grew up reading with my parents, so it’s just a fun thing you can do together, it doesn’t matter how old you are, reading stories is fun.”

KMS Principal Sylvia Tovar added that every student received a welcome bag full of tips and activities to take home.

“There’s a fold-out paper with activities that they can do, basically giving parents a new way to encourage their children to read at home,” Principal Tovar said.

Those in attendance were also treated to hot dogs and chips while they enjoyed a performance from the school’s mariachi group.

The night concluded with an exciting raffle that featured a total of 46 prizes, including 31 gift cards, two large hardcover Rick Riordan books, a Kindle, a pair of plaza level tickets for Brett Eldredge and six gift baskets.

“I came up with a contest to get all of the departments involved this year,” Weaver said. “Each department picked a theme and created a basket full of all sorts of fun things; for example, the ELA Department created a football themed basket with a football, sodas, snacks, $25 Academy gift card, water bottle, and the football cards for both of the quarterbacks playing in the Super Bowl.

Overall, the event had a great turnout and the student winners couldn’t contain their excitement as they walked away with their prize.

“We’re really excited and looking forward to next year already, we’re starting a new tradition here at Kingsborough,” Weaver concluded. 

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