Many Athlos schools have been celebrating National Reading Month through book fairs, activities, book readings, events and more.
Athlos schools strive to implement Performance Character traits such as focus/self-control and curiosity to encourage students to find wonder and passion in reading stories that interest and inspire them.
Athlos Academy of St. Cloud dedicated a whole month this year to reading-related activities and events. The goal of this was to help students understand that there’s more to reading than just picture books and novels.
Many of these activities included wearing shirts with funny phrases on them, dropping-everything-and-reading times through the school day, “book bingo,” and videos shared to social media of various teachers reading to students before bedtime.
Athlos Academy of Jefferson Parish celebrated Read Across America week by celebrating the birthday o f Dr. Seuss with fun hats, colorful clothes, and cozying up with a good book in pajamas. They finished up their week of reading by inviting community and parent volunteers into classrooms to read to students.
Athlos Academy of Utah started the month by celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss with a themed breakfast of colorful cinnamon rolls. Parents were invited to attend and read with their students before classes started for the day. For the last few months, the school leaders have also been sharing “Tuck-in-Tuesday” videos of them reading books to children before bedtime.
School staff also put together an event where students could dress up as their favorite story book characters, browse the book fair, and enjoy an evening of stories together.
We’re proud of all of the school leaders, teachers, and volunteers for taking the Performance Character traits to heart through creative approaches that both meet student needs and emphasize the importance of reading.