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POSTED: November 29, 2007 5:00 a.m.
This year National Children’s Book Week is celebrated Nov.12-18. Take time with your children to enjoy a good book this week, and make sure to stop by your child’s elementary or middle school to join in the festivities.

Button Gwinnett Elementary
• Nov. 14: Guest readers from the community and Liberty County High School will be visiting to read to the students.
• Nov. 15: Storyteller Tommy Johns will visit students. Students will also participate in Accelerated Reader Assemblies
• Nov. 16: The Book Character Parade begins at 8:30 a.m. Students will be dressing like their favorite book character. If the students at BGE read 3,000 books, the Amazing Tricycle Race will follow in the gym.

Frank Long Elementary
• Students may participate in the “Name that Book” trivia contest each morning.
• A top reader from each grade level will receive a READ book with their own picture on it.
• Classes will be challenging each other to “read-offs.”
• During the week the school will work to earn 650 Accelerated Reader points. If they reach their goal, the principal will tie-die his hair. The top reader will style his hair.
• The top point earners for each grade level during Children’s Book Week will go to lunch with the principal at Chili’s on Dec. 7. Their teachers will also be invited.
• Nov. 14: (Read’in Lock’in) Volunteer readers will visit each classroom. Each class will spend the day reading. Students may wear pajamas to school for the lock in, but the pajamas must be within the guidelines.
• Nov. 15: (Camouflage Day) “Don’t hide your love of reading” day! Students may wear camouflage to school. The class with the highest Accelerated Reader percentage for the month will receive a special dog tag. The class with the highest percentage per grade level will receive a special prize.
• Nov. 16: (Book Character Day) Students may dress as their favorite book character. At 1 p.m., students in costume will take part in the parade around the school. Participating teachers will be entered in a prize drawing.

Jordye Bacon Elementary
• Nov. 14: Tommy Johns Presentation — I Love to Read Magic Show. This is for all grades
• Nov. 15: Dewey Decimal Scavenger Hunt. This is for grades 3-5.  
• Nov. 16: (STAR — Sit Together and Read!) — Classes will go outside from 1:45-2 p.m. to read a book of their choice. Book cover contest: Students can design a cover for their favorite book. There will be two categories; handmade or drawn covers and computer-produced covers. The winner will be announced Friday afternoon.
 
Joseph Martin Elementary
• Throughout the week students will be visiting the media center to take part in scavenger hunts!  
• Each morning students can tune in to learn about a new author on the morning announcements.
• Nov. 14: (Crazy about Reading) Students will wear their uniforms, but can accessorize with hats, sunglasses and crazy socks.
• Nov. 15: (Dressed up for Reading) Students will wear their uniforms and a tie.  Storyteller, Tommy Johns will be visiting in the afternoon.
• Nov. 16: (Book Characters on Parade) Students and staff will dress as their favorite book characters.
• Nov. 17: (Savannah Children’s Book Festival) Visit Forsyth Park in Savannah for a day of fun.

Liberty Elementary
• Nov. 14: (Reading is Solid Gold) Everyone will wear a gold shirt. Students from Bradwell Institute will be visiting at 9 a.m. to read.
• Nov. 15: (Hats off to Reading) Students may wear hats to school. Students will visit the media center to hear Dr. Grant’s presentation of The Plump and Perky Turkey. Students will make their own edible turkey. Students can draw and decorate a pumpkin picture as a character from a book. The pictures will be judges and the winners will get a “treat to eat.”  
• Nov. 16: We’ve READ all Week! Everyone wear red. Storyteller Tommy Johns will be visiting at noon.

Lyman Hall Elementary
• Nov. 14: (Dress for Success and Read to Succeed!) Wear your Sunday’s best to school.
• Nov. 15: (Dress Down - Get Down - READ!) Students will wear their school uniform shirt and a pair of jeans. The last 30 minutes of school, everyone will drop everything and read!
• Nov. 16: (We Love to READ) Educational Entertainment Specialist Tommy Johns will visit. Students will participate in a variety of reading activities to include: guest readers, story time sessions, book talks, literature skits and more!

Waldo Pafford Elementary
• Nov. 14: (“I Love to Read” assemblies and Bradwell Institute Guest Readers) — Educational Entertainment Specialist and magician Tommy Johns will visit. The shows will begin at 8:15-9:15 a.m. Students from Bradwell from the Rachel’s Challenge Club will read in the classrooms beginning at 12:30 p.m.
• Nov. 15: (“The Great Tricycle Race” reading challenge activity) The class in each grade level that passes the most Accelerated Reader quizzes will get to watch their teacher compete in a tricycle race.
• Nov. 16: Book Character Day/parade
Everyone is invited to dress up as their favorite book character. Students must carry the book that has their character in it to be in the parade.

Lewis Frasier Middle School
Visit Lewis Frasier to take part in the Book$ for Buck$ used book sale. It will go on all week. All profits will be donated to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Paperback books will sell for $1. Hardback books will sell for $2.  

Midway Middle School
Throughout the week take part in the book cover contest, book donation drive, or enjoy the Faculty Bulletin Board.
• Nov. 14: (Make Your Own Bookmark) Students can make their own bookmark using supplies set up in stations in the media center.
• Nov. 15: (My Favorite Book Giant Mural) Students are invited to add their name and the title of their favorite book to a giant wall mural in the media center.
• Nov. 16: School Wide Read-In- For 30 minutes during second period, all students, faculty, and staff will be asked to Drop Everything and Read.
 

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