We have an eventful week planned next week for National Reading Month!

Grades K-6

Dr. Seuss Week-Download full-color flyer here
Monday 3/6 - Fox in Socks:Wear your silliest socks!
Tuesday 3/7 - Cat in the Hat:Wear your favorite hat or crazy hair!
Wednesday 3/8 - Wacky Wednesday:Wear your clothes, inside out, backwards or mismatched!
Thursday 3/9 - I Can Read With My Eyes Shut:Wear your PJs to school!
Friday 3/10 - One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish:Wear red or blue clothing to school!

Special Guest: Senator Wayne Schmidt
Friday 3/10: Senator Wayne Schmidt will be reading to our elementary classrooms in the morning.


Michigan Author Jeffery L. Schatzer Reading Workshops
Wednesday 3/8: Students will participate in reading and writing workshops catered to their grade level with award-winning Michigan author Jeffery L. Schatzer.

Grades K-3: Reading and Writing for the Fun of It
An inspiring program for readers of all ages. Reading and Writing for the Fun of It stimulates and encourages young readers to seek out the things they enjoy and use them as a springboard to build a life-long love of reading and writing. Simple story structure and word choice are highlighted. This program is based on the adage: "Find that thing you love to do and do it." Jeffery L. Schatzer uses stories (such as the Runaway Garden) and writing examples geared to specific audiences to bring ideas to life.

Grades 4-5: Story Structure Development – The Underground RailroadÂ
This program shows graphically how stories are constructed. A variety of plot concepts are discussed. The program includes thoughts on narrative style, development of plot twists, and the application of surprise. As a supplement to the teaching of writing skills, this program is an adventurous journey into the writing process that provides intellectual challenges for eager writers.

Grades 6-12: Rock the Read, Roll to the Write
An examination of grammatical elements in pop music lyrics (NOTE: Lyrics are carefully chosen to avoid inappropriate content.) A variety of grammatical constructs are examined, such as metaphor, simile, onomatopoeia, alliteration, assimilation, etc. Additionally, lyric writing is reviewed and projects are assigned that demonstrate the application of rhyming patterns and lyrical structure.

5:30-6:30 p.m. Parent/Student Reading & Writing Conference: Simple Steps to Promote Academic Achievement
Parents and students will learn tips that emphasize reading to, with and in front of children to promote academic achievement and encourage education and life skills. Parents and students will be given data, examples, and coaching tools to implement a greater desire for learning. All are provided from an interesting and insightful perspective.