Thirty-nine sixth, seventh and eighth grade student council representatives from Moore MST Magnet School visited Bell Elementary and Caldwell Arts Academy this morning to read their favorite children’s books to elementary students.
Dressed as characters from their chosen book, students divided into groups of two or three and visited kindergarten, first, second and third grade classrooms where some read aloud to the entire class and some read to smaller groups.
“Our Moore student council students love dressing up as story book characters and going to read to elementary students at their old schools,” student council sponsor Jori Martin said. “This gives our students a chance to not only visit their elementary classrooms, but also for the elementary students to see what they have to look forward to in middle school. This trip gives our students a chance to work on their confidence and public speaking as they read to students. We look forward to this trip every year!”
Dressed as a hamster with the book “Hot Rod Hamster” in hand, Hope says she enjoys reading to students because it is important and it helps them learn reading and writing when they hear the stories.
Ben’s favorite book is “Tale of Desperaux”. He and his mom made his costume ears out of plates and felt. “I like reading to kids because they are so sweet and love being read to.”
“It is so fun having the students from Moore visit here at Bell,” counselor Kimberly Collum said. “They did such a great job with their costumes. It really bring the stories to life.”