Liberty's Reading Team has sponsored two wonderful community events!
Read to Feed!
Liberty’s fall reading incentive was entitled “Read To Feed!” The big question we asked Liberty students was “Did you read to help feed your community?” This incentive encouraged students to read 100 minutes for four weeks totaling 400 minutes, but also included a wonderful way to give back to their community by having students donate 3 canned goods each week they read their 100 minutes. 400 Liberty students participated in this incentive and they were able to donate over 4,000 canned goods which were donated to the Loudoun Interfaith Relief Organization. The food bank even picked up the wonderful donation the same day that Liberty celebrated its Family Literacy Night entitled “Camp Read a Book!” The Family Literacy Night provided Liberty families an opportunity to enjoy a variety of literacy activities which included the superintendent of Loudoun County Public Schools, Dr. Hatrick, as one of our guest readers. Not only did Liberty students get to hear a wonderful piece of literature being read aloud, but were also able to write acrostic camping poetry, participate in retelling an Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping activity, read books with headlamps in the outdoor learning garden and see how many words they can make from the camping theme “Camp Read a Book at Liberty” and so much more! There was even an opportunity for the students to participate in a book swap. This book swap enabled each student to take a book home with them at the end of evening. It was a wonderful way to engage families in celebrating literacy and to foster a natural love of reading in the Liberty students during American Education Week.