By Kelsie Hoitomt
BOYCEVILLE – Books, new and old, were shared with the Tiffany Creek Elementary students last Friday, May 31 as part of a new event called “Reading Rocks in the Summer”.
Over 3,000 books were bought, donated and/or collected from teachers, the school library and the town library.
This meant the students were able to take home eight to ten books of their reading level that they can read over the summer.
The purpose of this was not to just give students books, but to entice them into reading over the summer months while school is out.
Testing numbers in reading tend to decline in the fall when students return to school after the summer so teachers are hoping this will be a fun way to keep the students engaged.
There will be two family fun events this summer as well with the first on June 26 and the second on July 17 with a morning session from 11:00-1:00 p.m. and 5:00-7:00 p.m. on both days.
The purpose of these dates are to encourage the students to show up with the books they have read and swap them with other students.
There will be outdoor games if the weather permits as well as snacks in June and in July students are encouraged to bring their swimsuits and sunscreen as water activities will be played.