Heritage Rose Elementary opened more than books during its recent Literacy Night; it opened the eyes of both parents and students to the wonders of storytelling.
The evening, which saw parents and students working together to complete grade-level activities centered on literacy, capped a full day of creative events that brought favorite storybook characters to life.
Students and teachers dressed as characters from their favorite books and paraded the halls during the day to celebrate books and authors, said principal Lavanta Williams. Grade levels picked themes to explore and completed a variety of activities around the theme.
“In first grade, the theme was superheroes,” Williams said. “The students read and wrote about superheroes, made a superhero mask and did other activities that got them excited and strengthened their reading and comprehension skills.”
That evening, parents joined students at the school and started off with a Turkey Trot to win 12 turkeys donated by Whole Foods. They then headed to classrooms for interactive games, work sheets and more. Halls were also filled with displays of students’ written pieces and drawings.
“This was a way to get parents engaged in the good work we are doing on campus,” Williams said. “Teachers wanted to demonstrate the learning methods we are using and encourage parents to continue these endeavors at home.”
Heritage Rose Elementary is one of four elementary schools of the Fort Bend Independent School District that serve Sienna Plantation.