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Reading Week in Seneca Falls

Frank Knight Elementary School in Seneca Falls, New York, will be celebrating their 25th annual Reading Week May 12th through 17th. The theme for this year is Yo-Ho-Ho! And a Barrel of Books! We Pirates Read and Write at Frank Knight. The featured author is Melinda Long. Her books include How I Became A Pirate and Pirates Don’t Change Diapers. She will speak to the students and autograph books on Wednesday, May 14. On Monday, May 12- Students will dress like pirates and see Gary the Happy Pirate. Gary the Happy Pirate will also be in concert at Frank Knight School for Family Night beginning at 6:30.Tuesday, May 13- Read-a-Shirt day and teachers will read a story to a different class during the teacher exchange. We will have a Pirate Invasion at 2:10 when Amylynn Marley’s eighth grade class comes in to read stories they wrote to each class. Wednesday, May 14- Students will Talk-like-a-Pirate and meet Melinda Long. She will talk about her writing process as an author. Every student will receive an autographed copy of her book How I became a Pirate donated by Frank Knight Parent’s Team. More information about Melinda Long can be found on her website mlong@melindalongbooks.com.Thursday, May 15- Students will wear Pirate head gear.On Friday, May 16- If the children meet their reading goal, our Principal and her crew will “walk the plank” and be dunked in a dunking booth at 1:30. There will be fun reading activities daily. These include: *Each classroom will have a guest reader from our community. *Students may bring in books to exchange at the Book Exchange. *Students will turn off the TV and read at home to try to meet the Principal’s challenge. *Students will collect pennies for the Pirate Toy Fund. Our School will be decorated with a pirate theme, including a ship. Students will wear student designed T-shirts and buttons. We look forward to this week that celebrates reading and writing!

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