Cedar View students are enjoying an exciting and crazy schedule of reading activities throughout the month of March! Students are creating quite the reading buzz around the building. Candid conversations are occurring everywhere focused on who we are as readers, what it is we like to read, and how we might persuade someone else to read one of our favorite books!
As you walk through the halls, you’ll quickly notice favorite book covers plastered on lockers while other days you may see a classroom engaged in “Camp-Out Day” as they camp themselves in a quality text. The month culminates with an all day “Read-a-thon” service learning project. These classrooms are collecting their read-a-thon donations for causes including the Cedar Springs library, St. Jude’s Hospital, and the American Cancer Society.
4th grade teacher Noah Gregory created a school-wide “Book-o-logy Tournament,” similar to the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament. Daily excitement builds as 32 of our favorite books prepare to face off. Favorite new chapter books, tried and true classics, as well as well-loved picture books made it into the field. Students cast their votes each day and are continuously checking the book bracket posted in the library to see which text will advance to the Final Four and ultimately become the Cedar View champion!
Further stretching our reading capabilities, we also have our annual “Battle of the Books” challenge. Interested students signed up for a 10 week-10 book challenge. Students will battle it out in a game show like trivia challenge in the days before spring break. Thanks to a dedicated staff and a community of FANTASTIC readers, we are ENJOYING an exciting month at Cedar View!