Oriole News: Reading month at Lakeview and Franklin.

March 10, 2020

Superintendent Jason Kennedy reads to students.

Oriole News: Reading month at Lakeview and Franklin elementary schools.

By Kate Krieger, Staff Writer.

Oriole News is a presentation of Ludington Area School District in cooperation with Mason County Press.

LUDINGTON – March is National Reading Month and to celebrate, Lakeview and Franklin elementary schools participate in a variety of events that focus on reading, literacy and authors. From Dr. Seuss to a jungle-themed,” Wild About Books” Scholastic Book Fair to March Madness-styled book brackets, each school is decked out for reading month.

Lakeview decided to piggyback on this year’s book fair theme and has decorated their hallways in jungle themes and many of the teachers and staff are integrating jungle-themed books into their lessons.

“We will be hosting many different events at Lakeview during March,” Principal Jenn Mackey said. “Each Monday morning, I’ll be reading a book to the entire school. We have a Family Night on March 9th and before spring break we will be having a ‘Wild About Books’ assembly where animals from around the world will be shown and we will talk about the importance of reading by learning about these animals. And then on March 25, we will be having our Reading Month Extravaganza, with different stations of activities to do throughout the school.”

Franklin is centering March around Dr. Seuss and his many books.

“Our theme is ‘Oh the Places You Can Go… When You Read,’” Principal Katie Eisinger said. “We are celebrating with a focus on Dr. Seuss stories and you will see decorations of truffula trees from ‘The Lorax’ in our hallways along with different Seuss-themed door decorations. Students will be participating in daily events and weekly free book drawings, where each student will receive a new book. There are several days when students are invited to wear something different than normal and there is a fun Dr. Seuss activity sheet to keep the reading party going on at home, too. We will also get to go over and watch the high school performance of ‘Seussical’. Our goal is to highlight some of Seuss’ not-so-popular books as well as the classics and that will be done through a tournament of books.”

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