A spinning wheel with every student in the district listed by class was used to give out prizes of books after the presentation by Elana Arnold, author of “A Boy Called Bat.” Pictured is Renee Brown, media specialist.
On Thursday, November 18 at Lovington Grade School a Family Reading Night was held along with a book fair.
Families across the district were invited to come hear a virtual presentation by Elana Arnold, author of “A Boy Called Bat.”
This was the culmination of a lesson that began on October 8 when every family with a student in kindergarten through 6th grade across the district received this book and all were urged to read it together.
The families also participated in family activities and suggestions provided in packets.
In addition the students answered trivia questions at school each day based on their reading of the book.
The evening began with the author explaining how and why she came to be a writer, her love for reading and her love for her family and animals.
Ms. Arnold then answered questions from some of the students in the audience.
Renee Brown, media specialist for CUSD #305 District, is the coordinator of this project, also known as ‘Knightly Reading,’ along with Jann Harris at Arthur and Holly Pitts at Lovington.
This is a great way to bring all students from each of the schools across the district, Arthur, Atwood-Hammond and Lovington, together and share a common lesson. Knightly Reading is funded in part by the District #305 Education Foundation which supports projects such as this through grants to teachers.