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Books come to life at Read Across Hanover

Mosaics, origami, an egg drop and balloon animals were just a few of the activities Three boys prepare for the egg drop challengethat helped bring books to life at Hanover Highlands Elementary School May 31.

During the school’s third annual Read Across Hanover event, inspired by a similar event created by Enders-Salk Learning Resource Teacher Katie Montalbano seven years ago, students rotated to three stations throughout the morning where they read a book and then participated in a related game, activity or craft.

The idea is to get students excited about reading, said Learning Resource Teacher Laura Masters.

“Especially with summer coming, a book doesn’t just have to be a book — it can be a book and an activity,” she said.

For instance, students created balloon animals after hearing the story “Harvey Potter’s Balloon Farm”; planted seeds after reading “Splat the Cat Oopsie-Daisy”; participated in Olympic games after reading “Cheetah Can’t Lose”; created mosaics after reading “The Book of Mistakes”; participated in an emoji scavenger hunt around the school after reading “Where’s Emoji Seek and Find”; made superhero capes and masks after reading ‘Superfab Saves the Day”; and participated in an egg drop challenge after reading “Egg Drop.”

In the afternoon students played book bingo and participated in Battle of the Books.