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Schools celebrating children's literature
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Schools in Liberty County have been celebrating children’s literature throughout this month.
The Liberty County Pre-K Center started off the month by encouraging students to wear crazy socks, favorite sports-team jerseys and hats. In addition to dressing up, students and teachers decorated their classroom doors and pumpkins to illustrate favorite children’s books. The celebration culminated in students dressing up as their favorite storybook characters and parading around the school and board of education.
Liberty Elementary students are being challenged to read more than 6,000 books this week. If the students meet the challenge, Principal Chris Anderson and Assistant Principal Rebecca Mock will trade places and come to school dressed as one another.
Also, students in the school hallway with the highest percentage of 100s on Accelerated Reader quizzes during the week will earn a free dress-down day.  
Throughout the week, each teacher’s door will also be decorated with student-created book covers. On Monday at Liberty Elementary, a reading train was to be in the hallways. On Thursday, students and teachers will come to school dressed as their favorite characters, and the week will conclude with a school-wide Trading Places assembly if the reading goal is met.
Joseph Martin Elementary had crazy-sock day Monday. Kindergarten students were to have a special story-time visitor to teach the importance of recycling. On Tuesday, students were encouraged to wear hats to school for “Hats off to a Good Book Day.” Today, students can wear camouflage to get “lost” in a book. On Thursday, students will have a parade dressed as their favorite storybook characters.
At Taylors Creek Elementary, students on Monday were to wear tacky clothes to prove “books are so not tacky.” Tuesday was to be “Peace, Love, and Books Day,” with students encouraged to wear tie-dye clothes and hippie gear. Students can come to school dressed as their favorite book character today. On Thursday, in addition to dressing up in farmer-style duds, students will be challenged to earn 1,000 AR points. If they do, Principal Katrina Byers and the teacher of the top reading class will kiss a pig.
Students at Waldo Pafford Elementary were to have a special story read by Liberty County School Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee. On Monday, students earned double Accelerated Reader money if they talked about why they love AR after passing a reading practice quiz. Author Tracy Cox was scheduled to visit on Tuesday to talk about writing. Students also could wear hats to school Tuesday. Parents can read with their children at school today. Students may wear pajamas and slippers to school. Thursday will be “Get Lost in a Good Book Day,” when students may wear camouflage and soldiers will come to classrooms to share books. On Friday, students can dress as their favorite book characters and parade around the school at 8:20 a.m.
Lewis Frasier and Midway Middle School also planned activities this week. LFMS sixth-grade students were scheduled to have visits from a local author, sponsored by the Live Oak Public Library, and a school-wide treasure hunt. Also during the week, sixth-grade students were to have a special story program on the theme of recycling.
Students at MMS were to have a variety of artistic and curriculum-related activities open to their classes. Teachers were encouraged to bring their classes to the school media center for book-cover creation crafts, character analysis using art, library bingo, library basketball, lessons on how to use the Dewey Decimal System and e-book access workshops. School media specialist Cristina Dover will present book talks throughout the week on some of the Georgia Children’s Book Award Nominees.
Every classroom is encouraged to decorate its door to illustrate a favorite piece of middle-school literature.

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