Friday, October 25, 2013

Sharing A Love of Reading

Recently students and staff at SBISD's Valley Oak Elementary had the chance to transform themselves, and share in their love of reading, as part of a campus Book Character Dress-Up Day. During the entire month of October students and staff selected their favorite books, analyze the main characters, and then had the opportunity to come to school dressed as that character.

What are the benefits of reading?

Reading broadens the thinking process, improves vocabulary and cultivates sensitivity towards people of different cultures. From increasing vocabulary, to building self esteem, increasing memory skills and a wide range of other benefits, students who read a varied and robust amount perform better in school and have a solid foundation on which to build their entire educational career.

"It was such a warm and inspiring day to walk around the campus and see hundreds of students and teachers celebrating their love of books." said campus librarian Becky Lee.

So, what are you waiting for? Break out that favorite book and celebrate a love of reading this month. You can make every day special by simply reading with your child.  Thank you to Valley Oaks Elementary Librarian Becky Lee for sharing this inspirational learning moment with us.

Included in the photo are Librarian Becky Lee (Arnie the Doughnut), 3rd grade teacher Melissa Cernosek (Mrs. Frizzle), Art Teacher Kimberley Lamb (Lola from Charlie & Lola), 5th grade teacher Marcia Looper (Mrs. Frizzle #2), and 4th grade teacher Sydnie Kleinhenz (The Cat in the Hat)!

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