Craig schools host week of literacy events |

Craig schools host week of literacy events

Ridgeview Elementary School second-grader Teya Miller, right, and her mother, Crystal, check out the works of writer Dr. Seuss during Ridgeview's Moms and Muffins activity Monday. Ridgeview students also dressed up during the week of literacy celebration with days devoted to certain Dr. Seuss books and characters.

Craig elementary schools saw an outbreak this week. The condition: reading fever.

The written word was celebrated in numerous ways this week by teachers, students and parents at East, Ridgeview, Sandrock and Sunset Elementary Schools.

The week started with Monday's Read Across America Day, an occasion marking what would have been the 110th birthday of children's book author Dr. Seuss. Sunset offered a daylong celebration for students with special activities and refreshments, while East's Family Literacy Night took place later in the evening.

Both Ridgeview and Sandrock students participated in special dress-up days throughout the week. Ridgeview's were themed after Dr. Seuss works like "The Cat in the Hat," “The Foot Book,” "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" and "Hop on Pop." Sandrock's days featured hats, neckties, pajamas, pins and buttons worn by those within the school.

Sandrock and Ridgeview each hosted special breakfast events before school hours for parents to share reading time with their children. Ridgeview also capped off the week with Thursday night’s Family Math Night and a lunchtime book exchange Friday.

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