Dream Big…Read Big…Write Big

Each year Deb Gaby helps select a reading theme for the school year at Milford Elementary School. This year, to kick off the BIG reading year, we hosted a carnival. Kids made book marks, had their faces painted with favorite book characters, read favorite books, and posed in a photo booth. Then they made picture frames to house their Read BIG photo. Lot of mementos and memories to keep reading, even in the thick of the school year.

Of course Deb and I couldn't resist a photo!

Of course Deb and I couldn’t resist a photo!

We included a Write BIG station too. Here kids found words + pictures of writing ideas. Each grade level had a light bulb to create a collage inside and take with them to their grade level hall where the inspiration can keep giving in the weeks to come.

Students create a collage of writing ideas inside the light bulb. In this photo we're still waiting for the glue to dry to cut around the bottom!

Students create a collage of writing ideas inside the light bulb. In this photo we’re still waiting for the glue to dry to cut around the bottom!

What kind of amazing reading themes are happening in your corner of the world? Please share!