Lincoln Elementary School recently held their PARP (Parents as Reading Partners) Program. This year's theme, "Lincoln Takes a Reading Road," showcased different parts of the country through reading including New York City, Philadelphia, the Everglades and the Alamo. The three-week program asks parent to read with their children a minimum of 15 minutes a day, five days a week, outside of school.
Reading Specialist Anastasia Swanson and teachers Britany Saxton and Laura Burstrom encouraged reading by putting together activities including a kick-off assembly with a magician, daily trivia, an end-of-the-day call-in with an "I Spy" twist, map skills where students were given clues and coordinates to discover a new area of the country, postcards with "tolls," a "Jamestown Travel Channel" broadcast during the school's morning announcements, Lincoln School's "Wall of Fame" for students who met the goals and a final assembly built around the show, "Who's Smarter Than a Fourth Grader?" The group also sponsored a door-decorating contest that a Jamestown Police officer judged. Mrs. Gustafson's first-grade room won first prize for their door based on the book, "A Day in the Apple Orchard."
Lincoln Elementary School students Nicole McGrath, Karina Camp, Jayden Griffin and Kaylen Kirschman show off the school’s “Reading Wall of Fame.” Students who read every week during Lincoln’s Parents as Reading Partners Program were able to put their hand prints on the wall near the cafeteria.