Leal MS starts Literacy Night tradition

Leal MS starts Literacy Night tradition
Posted on 01/13/2017

Leal Middle School was packed with families celebrating the fun in reading and writing at the school’s first ever Literacy Night on Jan. 12.

Different stations were set up throughout the campus that fit with the theme: ‘A Night by the Campfire.’ Students, teachers and parents sat in a tent and around a fake camp fire to read spooky stories with background noise of audio that simulated crackling fire.

Other activities featured included making s’mores and homemade ice cream. The literacy tie-in was reading the directions. 

“We are always talking to the kids about how important reading is and we wanted to do something that shows them how reading is involved in your everyday life,” sixth grade ELAR teacher Sarah McGill said. “You can do things that you never thought you could do just by building some literate skills.”

As part of the event, a classroom had the lights dimmed down and exuded coffee shop vibes for a slam poetry session. Other stations featured a murder mystery activity and a bookmark making station among other fun activities.  The dual language and science department were also on hand to support the ELAR department.

“It’s important for the students to know that literacy is in every single one of their content areas, they have to read in order to do anything,” seventh grade ELAR teacher Olivia Robinson said.

After completing a select number of activities, families were treated to a free dinner. 

Students were also awarded door prizes of books from SAReads and nearly $300 in gift cards from Bill Miller’s, H-E-B, and Stagg McDonald’s Restaurants.
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