Read Across America

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Posted March 13, 2017

Plymouth elementary schools marked Read Across America Day with guest readers and family literacy nights.

Fairview Elementary School held its annual Family Literacy Night on March 2, with a theme of “Plant the Seed … Read!”
Activities included games in the gymnasium, refreshments and crafts in the cafeteria, and a book swap. Students also worked with their family members to read garden-themed books and answer a question about each book.

Guest readers at the event, which was attended by about 200 people, included Carrie Casselton Lowe, district nutrition & wellness coordinator; Tracy Heinbuch, PHS agriscience teacher; and Adrienne Becker, Nourish volunteer.

A highlight this year was that each child took home the sunflower plant that he or she had started as a seed in February at the Plymouth High School Food Science & Agriculture Center.

Horizon Elementary School also held a Family Literacy Night on March 2, with storytelling, a book swap, a scavenger hunt, fun with the green screen, refreshments, and a community resource fair.

Earlier in the day, the school welcomed many community helpers into classrooms to read to students. Visitors wore their work clothes, and many brought tools related to their jobs. They also talked about their careers, including what and how often they read on the job.

Guest readers included veterinarian Pat Connors, firefighters Larry McBain and Justin Vorpagel, police officer Tim Lemkuil, Pete Thielmann and Chris Gillman from the U.S. Postal Service, chiropractor Cindy Munson, carpenter Jim Weinbauer, nurse Renae Grahn, and chef Adam Price.