To start off the event, classroom teachers across the grades read the first chapter of the book to their students in class, and some showed clips from the movie adaptations.
There will be a calendar of chapters for the grade levels and trivia questions from the books that are open to all the students. They will announce winners of the trivia questions at the beginning of each week and enter them in a drawing to win prizes.
Endeavoring to make science fun for everyone, the Knorr Brake Co. sponsored a science, technology, engineering and mathematics night at Taneytown Elementary School on Thursday. Sixty-seven students and their families attended the Olympics-themed event.
Across the county, elementary reading instruction is focusing on “fiction signposts,” which help students develop critical reading skills by teaching them how to take note of important moments in a book. For example, readers might look for points when a character has a surprising realization that causes them to change their behavior.
Those familiar with the story of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” will remember many sticky — or chocolaty or squirrelly — challenges that force characters to confront their flaws.
The activity was led by the English Language Arts Committee, and Oropollo and Neville joined Media Specialist Kathryn Berling, and Title 1 teachers Jenn Ring and Hannah Watt were key planners in the event.