Sterling Elementary

Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2003

The Reading Is Fundamental program was started years ago to encourage children to read. Three times a year, the school's RIF program gives books to children to keep in their personal libraries. Kathy Evans and Sandy Lyons have been doing the fund-raising work to keep this program at the school and in the district. The first book distribution was held last Thursday.

Students were asked to design a poster with the theme "Read To Imagine." Ryan Griffin was the top winner and will have his poster sent to Washington, D.C., to compete on the national level. Honorable mention went to Jamiee Morris, James Fidler, AnnaMarie Sayman, Frankie Rougue, Katie Marckesano, Joey Bishop and Kayla Scroggins.

Mrs. Harrison's first-grade class is reading "Cinderquacker," a story based on Cinderella. The class is continuing to work on sounding out words with short vowel sounds and working on short vowel and consonant sounds in the phonics work book.

Ms. Dierick's class is learning about Indian storytelling, the three reasons they told stories and about maize. The students will do maize-related activities and write a legend of their own.

The staff thanks the parents who came to parent-teacher conferences.

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