Elementary school celebrates Nevada Reading Week
On March 25, Incline Elementary School had an impressive turnout from students, families and community members for its Reading Night celebration, which involved student performances, games and a themed potluck.
The second grade kicked off the night with a musical performance of “The World is a Rainbow” and were followed by fourth-graders Taylor Kabat, Christelle Rosas, Marisol Salas, Emily Sierra and Samantha Martinez, who were selected to read aloud pieces of poetry and excerpts from their favorite books.
The literacy AmeriCorps volunteer, Audrey Hartye, then recognized all of the students who had read over 100,000 words as a part of the IES Million Word Challenge.
They were presented with an award and a prize for their excellence in reading.
The potluck was themed “A Window to the World” to match the IES Reading Week (March 24-28) theme “Reading is a Window to the World.”
Reading Night was a zero-waste event through collaboration between AmeriCorps members Hartye and Abbie Lindeberg, IES and IVGID Waste-Not.
This supported momentum at the school to become a more environmentally responsible school that was initiated by Mr. Harssema’s third-grade class, which worked to eliminate the use of Styrofoam trays in their cafeteria this year.
The IES PTA also held a bake sale to support the school’s literacy programs.
Students and teachers celebrated IES Reading Week with a bookmark-making contest; visits from local authors Jean Eick and Andrew Ellis; art and writing activities to create a class “window to the world” that were displayed at Reading Night; and a featured collection of books the school librarian, Monica Rice, prepared for students.
On March 28, IES had a Reading Week assembly to celebrate all of the hard work and creativity students and teachers contributed to Reading Week.
At the assembly the finalists and winners of the bookmark-making contest were recognized. Pictures of the winners and their bookmarks are displayed in the lobby.