Students across Mason County have been participating in March is Reading Month. At Foster Elementary School reading month started a little early this year.
“Reading month started for us on February 15 and ran until March 15,” said Principal Brian Dotson. “We encouraged students to read a variety of genres of books to discover books that they might not have read before.”
Students took on the challenge and read more than 1,700 books during the month and on Thursday were rewarded for their achievements.
On Thursday students traveled from classroom to classroom participating in a variety of activities and games which included a game of life-size Hungry, Hungry Hippo, played Jeopardy and the Price is Right, met with a local author, listened to a story from Mason County District librarians and made movie posters.
Dotson said every year a volunteer committee comprised of Foster Elementary School teachers and staff plan, organize and put on the reading month activities.