Quinn Middle School students participate in schoolwide reading event

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Students discuss “Into the Killing Seas” by Michael P. Spradlin.
Students discuss “Into the Killing Seas” by Michael P. Spradlin.

Hudson – On Sept. 30, during a district half day, nearly 600 students, grades 5 to 7, and staff gathered in teams for a morning of book discussions around the books they read over the summer. Together, they explored the text of the summer reading books that they read by discussing the characters and the conflicts. They also discussed events in the books that intrigued them as well as passages that students and teachers made connections to. Some classes interpreted the books through poetry and in creating pieces of art while a team that read “Old Yeller” had a yellow lab in the classroom. The teachers and staff created fun learning experiences for all.

“Reading Day is an opportunity for our faculty to share our love of reading and learning with our students in a fun and creative way. It strengthens the positive relationships we build with kids, too!” said Principal Jason Webster.

“At Quinn, you’ll always find a book in a student’s hands,” added Todd Wallingford, director of secondary humanities. “Reading Day celebrates the rich culture of readers and varied reading interests of teachers and students throughout the Quinn community.”

 

(l-r) Bianca Chaves, Lilla Gaffney, Mackenzie Hay and Ciara Firth create origami for “My Brother, My Sister, and I” by Yoko Kawashima Watkins.
(l-r) Bianca Chaves, Lilla Gaffney, Mackenzie Hay and Ciara Firth create origami for “My Brother, My Sister, and I” by Yoko Kawashima Watkins.
Students reflect on “The Fourteenth Goldfish” by Jennifer L. Holm.
Students reflect on “The Fourteenth Goldfish” by Jennifer L. Holm.
William Foley with a yellow lab as the class shared thoughts on “Old Yeller” by Fred Gipson. (Photos/submitted)
William Foley with a yellow lab as the class shared thoughts on “Old Yeller” by Fred Gipson. (Photos/submitted)