Books come to life at Read Across Hanover
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.