Troy kids read scary stories
October 31, 2013 9:58PM
Author Amy Logan | Supplied photo
Updated: December 2, 2013 12:37PM
Over 700 students, parents, and fright fans turned out for William B. Orenic Intermediate School’s 7th annual Scary Stories Family Reading night on October 23.
Organized by the Troy School District’s Literacy Committee, the event seeks to bring reading to life for students and snag them in to becoming lifelong readers.
Hoping to capture some readers in its web, the evening’s theme appropriately centered on the poem The Spider and the Fly with school staff dressed for the occasion draped in black and white while children wandered around ghoul-like in costume.
Some students re-enacted scenes from the poem, dressed in character, complete with stage set ups and against the backdrop of an old black and white film according to teacher Chris Hatcher who helped to organize the event.
“The Committee feels it’s vital that children learn to enjoy stories and to have them come to life,” said Hatcher.
The evening also included prizes, kid crafts, family photos,and demonstrations of both Poetry in Motion as well as the connection between literature and science.
In addition, a book fair was held, with local children’s book author Amy Logan on hand to meet with students and sign copies of her first picture book, A Girl with a Cape
“Parents were amazed at all of the interesting activities the school had to offer and can’t wait to come back next year!,” said Hatcher.