In November, Albion Street Elementary School was magically transformed into a forest of reading. Five 3-dimensional trees were created by parent volunteers to prepare for the week long motivational event. Albion’s celebration of reading began with “It’s Book Time” which featured a visit from Ronald McDonald. Ronald motivated the students to read on a daily basis and to fill in the reading logs provided by their teachers. The library sported a beautiful poster declaring that “Albion Jaguars are Nuts about Reading.” During the week, the trees sprouted acorns with each child’s name. The Acorns read “I’m nuts about reading because….” Squirrels with the names of participating teachers found homes in the trees.
The week ended with a celebration called “Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving” with teachers reading to the children. Each student then self-selected a brand new, beautiful book to take home, read, and treasure.
Albion continues to encourage reading for Fun and information. They participate in the L. A. Kings’ Royal Readers Program.