Royal View Elementary Students Celebrate Reading
The week of February 29 through March 4, students at Royal View Elementary School celebrated reading. Throughout the week students participated in various reading activities and spirit days.
Monday was “Hat Day” and students displayed their Magical Hat decoration on their classroom door or student locker. Tuesday was “Crazy Sock Day” followed by “Wear Anything Dr. Seuss Day” on Wednesday. Besides wearing Dr. Seuss attire during class time, the celebration of Dr. Seuss continued at the second annual Family Literacy Night. In honor of his birthday, students, who were encouraged to wear their pajamas, and their families spent the evening traveling from classroom to classroom listening to various community members read their favorite children’s books. Students also had the opportunity to meet Chomp, the official mascot of the Cleveland Browns. The fun continued on Thursday with “Readable Shirt Day” and the week ended with “Royalton Spirit Day” and a Literacy Assembly.
During the week students heard daily announcements about Dr. Seuss’s famous quotes and were given time to “Drop Everything and Read” when a certain sound was played over the PA system. Teachers also coordinated times to allow students of different grade levels to read together and learn from one another.
“We want to encourage a love of reading in our students,” said Royal View Elementary Principal Kirk Pavelich. “That’s why this week is so important in our building. Not only are the students getting extra time to read, they are getting to have fun while doing it.”