Nothing Beats a Good Book, Pottsgrove Students Know
LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Pull up a book, and make yourself comfortable.
No one gave those specific directions about a week ago, as young students in the Pottsgrove School District observed national Read Across America Week. They certainly were implied, though, and the kids in Lower Pottsgrove, Ringing Rocks, and West Pottsgrove elementary schools took the suggestion.
Early in the week spread out to read on the floors (at top), and wore pajamas to school (at left). They built makeshift forts and reading rooms using tables, blankets, and pillows to provide themselves with both privacy and silence.
They heard from invited guest readers, too. Among them at Lower Pottsgrove Elementary were Pottsgrove School Board member and resident engineer Dr. Charles Nippert (above), and the district superintendent himself, Dr. David Finnerty (below).
Pottsgrove cheerleaders performed guest reading honors at West Pottsgrove. At Ringing Rocks, children’s book author Steve Dragon read, what else?, a book he wrote about dragons.
Planned programs also helped make the week special. Ringing Rocks (at right) held not one, but two, book fair nights. Children’s author Jordan Sonnerblick (below) was the star of three separate assemblies at Lower Pottsgrove.