Zemmer Middle School students celebrate literacy on 12-12-12

Zemmer Middle School students spent time reading in all classes on Celebrate Literacy Day, 12-12-12.
Zemmer Middle School students spent time reading in all classes on Celebrate Literacy Day, 12-12-12. It was also a fun day for students, as they were allowed to wear pajamas to school.

Wednesday wasn’t just a day to wear pajamas to school (teachers included), it was a day to celebrate literacy — the skill above all skills for success as a student and throughout life.

The day started with a Young Adult Cafe discussion of the novel Scrawl by Mark Shulman. Mrs. Henderson led the book talk while students were treated to a few tasty treats. Y.A. Cafes are a great forum for students to get interested in popular books and to get in the habit of reading every day.

Throughout the day, teachers read content specific articles, storybooks they read as children and even a few “stop, drop and read” periods. Students were allowed to take photographs for the yearbook of what was happening in their classrooms at 12:12 p.m. In addition, teachers were instructed to do at least 12 minutes of reading in every class period — math and science included.

Celebrate Literacy Day is a great way to get students excited about reading, helping them to understand the importance of reading across the curriculum.

Thank you students and staff for your participation!

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