HT celebrates Right to Read week

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Hilltop Elementary School celebrated its annual Right to Read Week with a Winter Olympics theme Feb. 26 through March 2.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Hilltop Elementary School first-grade teacher Carrie Meranto and her students participated in the school’s Right to Read Winter Olympics-themed opening kick-off ceremony and parade on Feb. 26.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Hilltop Elementary School second-grade teacher Edith Narducci’s class celebrated the school’s Winter Olympics-themed Right to Read week by creating a new country, Geometry Giants. They showed off their country’s flag and dressed in blue to honor their new country.

By ABBY SLANKER

neighbors@vindy.com

Hilltop Elementary School celebrated its annual Right to Read week with a Winter Olympics theme Feb. 26 through March 2.

Each classroom created its own country and made flags which were carried during the opening kick-off ceremony on Monday. Classroom country names included, United Friends of Kindergarten, Pavlovia, Kozlandia, Merantoland, Sneedville, Snoopville, Flamingo Island and Geometry Giants.

Students and teachers dressed in their country’s color and paraded through the halls of the school, which were decorated with red, white and blue and Olympic-themed items.

Tuesday’s theme was Dress as Your Favorite Book Character. Guest readers from the Youngstown Phantoms from also visited the school.

Wednesday’s theme was Reading Gives Me the Feels, during which students were encouraged to dress with the emoji or face which represents how they feel about reading. Students also participated in Olympic Games, playing hockey, curling and reading as part of the Olympic Game stations.

Thursday’s theme was Team USA, and the week ended with students celebrating Dr. Seuss. Students were encouraged to dress representing Dr. Seuss favorites.

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