Fort Plain students take part in first of four
Family Seasonal Reading Nights
On Nov. 7, more than 20 students from grades K-3 at Harry Hoag
Elementary School attended the first of "Family Seasonal Reading"
nights at the school library.
This program - sponsored by a Target grant – is aimed at teaching
and modeling family literacy skills in a fun and relaxed setting.
Librarian Mary Van Patten read the books, “It's Fall,” “Nighttime
Ninja,” and “The Little Yellow Leaf.” After listening to the
stories, the students created a tree by tracing their hands, and
adding tissue paper leaves. Each student also received a new
Cookies and cupcakes were made by home and careers teacher Maria
“It went really well,” Mrs. Van Patten said. “The kids were very
K-2 special education teacher Beth Close brought two of her
grandchildren and she said they had a great experience.
“They enjoyed it so much they couldn’t stop talking about it. And
they couldn’t wait to get home and show their mom,” she said.
The next reading night takes place in the winter.