February was full of activities and exciting events centering on reading. Our students smashed the 100,000 Minute DEAR Week Reading Challenge, created our first ever LipDub, decorated our school with book themes, and read nearly 50,000 minutes in a single day during our Read-A-Thon — amazing!
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I love to read month
February is I LOVE TO READ MONTH at Sioux Trail. Our theme this year is a take off on the STARS WARS craze...BOOK WARS: Entering the reading dimension.
This February, celebrate reading with Gideon Pond Elementary and "I Love to Read" month. This year's theme is "Leaping into a Year of Reading at Pond!"
Students and staff will be taking part in fun reading activities all month long, including:
- Book reviews
- Frog-themed punch cars to track reading
- Reading goals for each class and prizes
- Celebrity readers, including Burnsville Mayor Elizabeth Kautz and Superintendent Joe Gothard
- And much more!
Watch how reading makes everything more exciting at Pond!
William Byrne Elementary students read about 55,000 minutes combined and raised more than $9,000 dring its first ever Read-a-Thon in February. The school celebrated at an assembly on Feb. 27 where prizes were awarded and a special challenge was met. Because the school easily surpassed its fund-raising goal, Principal Bomsta had his shaved by PTO member Jeannie Trussell. The funds raised will be used for technology and playground purchases.
Author M.A. Larson visited Gideon Pond Elementary on Friday, Feb. 27, talking with students about inspiration, his career, and his debut novel, "Pennyroyal Academy." Larson attended Gideon Pond growing up and graduated from Burnsville High School.
Elementary schools in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 have planned learning activities to promote the joy of reading during "I Love to Read" month in February.
New and used shoes of all kinds — athletic, heels, sandals, boots, wingtips and more — were collected during the first official project of the new Service Club at Hidden Valley Elementary School in Savage in January called “Shoe Away Hunger.”