Reading RocksWritten by Beatriz Reyna
These students are celebrating their love for reading during literacy week.
“It's just a fun week in March where we have the spring blahs and right before we start our state testing. Today we they dressed as their favorite rock star,” says Nancy Sorensen, Sandoz Elementary 3rd Grade Teacher.
“I am dressed as Taylor Swift because she is pretty,” says Alyssa Winter, Sandoz Elementary 3rd Grader.
“I dressed as Nikki Minaj because I think she is cool and she is one of the fastest rappers,” says Yadira Sanchez, Sandoz Elementary 3rd Grader.
“I dressed as the Black Eyed Peas because I like their music a lot,” says Karly Huerta, Sandoz Elementary 3rd Grader.
All this week students will enjoy activities to mark the occasion.
“We're doing bingo every morning. We are going to have name that tune so that teachers can win pencils for their classrooms. The high school chorus class is coming to the school tomorrow to read to students,” says Nancy Sorensen.
The celebration is in its sixth year at Sandoz Elementary in Lexington, and so far it's making a difference in the lives of students.
“It keeps kids excited about reading. Literacy night gets parents into the school and gets parents doing things with their kids and giving them ideas on things they can do with their kids at home. If they are not involved then kids are not going to be involved. If parents see the importance of reading and school and kids see and understand that they are going to be more motivated to do well,” says Nancy Sorensen
The celebration will conclude on Friday with an assembly.
“We are going to have a black out night on Thursday so they will shut off the computers and tv and either go out and play or do board games and there is a contest so that they realize there is other things to do other than just watch TV and play computers,” says Nancy Sorensen