Bellmore Leaders are Readers

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Students and their families gathered at Reinhard to participate in the District’s second annual Literacy Night on Oct. 19. This year’s theme, “Leaders are Readers,” stressed that leaders read every day and allowed sixth-grade students to take a leadership role in greeting families and facilitating activities.

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Dr. Joanne Dacek said, “Our entire community of learners came together to make this night a wonderful celebration of leadership and literacy.”

There were ample opportunities to celebrate the written word. Students were led in musical literary activities, engaged in a scavenger hunt to identify pictures of popular storybook characters, and wrote book reviews on Chromebooks and iPads. They played speed versions of literacy-boosting board games such as Boggle, Scrabble Junior, Apples to Apples and Bananagrams and created personalized bookmarks for future reading. Students also took photos with mascot, Stellar, and attended the Readers Theater, where teachers and administrators read aloud and acted out various stories. There was also a book fair, where students stocked up on books for additional reading opportunities.