By NATALIE SCOTT
Market Street Elementary School music teacher Dean Wilson gave a musical assembly Feb. 8 for Right to Read Week on the importance of knowledge, learning, and reading.
The assembly focused on teaching students fun ways to remember facts that are often daunting, such as the names of the 50 states and what they are remembered for, although Wilson’s song repeated the refrain that “Ohio is the best.” The song also talked about the 13 original colonies. Students sang the songs right along with Wilson and cheered when every song ended.
Wilson also read a poem to the students about the poet’s first time ever reading a book entirely on his own and the happiness it gave him to be able to accomplish that goal on his own.
Wilson ended the assembly with a song he performed with a puppet named Bean. Bean and Wilson’s song encourages reading and learning as a form to exercise minds. They told the students that exercising their minds is just as important as exercising their bodies.
Wilson performed this assembly for the students at Market Street to observe national Right to Read Week.