Godwin Heights — The North Godwin reading room door is covered with paper meatballs raining down from cotton clouds in honor of the book, “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.”
It opens and third-grader Marcus H. Tolliver comes out, smiles, waves, and beckons you to follow.
Inside, the room is busy with students creating mini books and parents helping them with their stories.
In fact, everywhere you go in North Godwin on this March evening, families are doing all kinds of reading-related activities, from creating bookmarks and story stones to reading by flashlight. (A story stone is when a student paints a scene on a rock from a favorite book.)
This is North Godwin’s Family Reading Night, an annual event that kicks off March is Reading Month.
Twelve rooms in the school were set up with reading-related activities that the more than 100 families who attended could visit. There were also prizes and food. This year’s theme was #Godwinfamiliesread.
“You have to admit, this is the best, most amazing creation of its kind,” said eighth-grader Jesus Flores Ferandez to North Godwin teacher Diane VanderMeulen as they looked over his painted story stones.
“I see it. I see it,” VanderMeulen responded, commenting on the design Jesus put together.
Jesus’ sister, fifth-grader Itzel Flores Ferandez, said it was nice to be able to explore reading and do the activities with her family.