Summer Reading in Full Swing

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Incoming fourth-graders in the district were treated to a fun and educational evening that encouraged students to continue reading through the summer months.

The students, who attended the event with their parents at Freeport Memorial Library, participated in a “Breakout” game devised by district school media specialists. The game was based on the book “The Mouse and the Motorcycle” by Beverly Cleary. Each student also received a copy of the book. Tasked with finding the correct answers to higher-order thinking questions, students worked collaboratively to uncover the combinations of five different locks that opened a “Breakout Box.” The object of the exercise was to find the book’s main character, Ralph, and his motorcycle, both of which were contained in one of the boxes.

The event promoted the importance of literacy and teamwork as students prepare for another successful school year.