Third grade students imagined themselves as superheroes, as they wrote original stories about super powers.

Calling All Super Readers!
Onekama Elementary Celebrates March is Reading Month


The month of March is celebrated around the country as “March is Reading Month,” and at Onekama Elementary School, there have been some SUPER activities taking place this month to help support child literacy.


From guest readers, to author studies, to dress up days and buddy reading, Onekama students have been putting reading first and having fun in the process.


“The goal of Reading month is to provide enriching, literature-driven experiences for our students,” explained Onekama Title I teacher Kelly Lyman. “Throughout the year – but especially this month – our staff works to build excitement about reading.”


Added Lyman, “We provide opportunities for students to discover new authors and new genres, and we try to reinforce the benefits, both concrete and intrinsic, that reading can bring to our lives.”


Activities included cross-age buddy reading, community members coming into classrooms as surprise Mystery Readers, Super Poetry day, Super Word day (learning new vocabulary words), The Joker Day (share a joke with your class), a Super Reader’s Bash, a variety of themed dress-up days, and more.


“The fourth graders were surprised to have our very own Super Heroes, Mr. Torrey and his canine companion Benco, as our Super Secret Readers to help us celebrate March is Reading Month,” said fourth grade teacher Tracy Bennett.


Students were enthusiastic about the many special activities that took place during the month.


“The best part of Reading Month was the Reading Bash,” said fifth grade student Libby McCarthy. “Everyone who met their reading goals got to go to a party with ice cream and music!”


As a finale to their month-long celebration of reading, Onekama School is hosting a Family Literacy Night in the school media center on April 6 during Parent-Teacher conferences from4:00 until 8:00 p.m.


Parents and students are encouraged to come to the media center after conferences to participate in some fun superhero-themed literacy activities together.


Additionally, the Spring book fair is taking place from April 5 to April 8 at Onekama Schools.



 Onekama students wore their love for reading on their clothing during Read My Shirt Day.

Fourth grade students enjoyed Officer Jason Torrey’s super reading of Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss. Torrey was joined by police dog Benco, and students thought that was pretty super, too.

Genna Short, a second grade student, shines some light on reading for her kindergarten buddy readers during Flashlight Friday.

Jason Sedelmaier, Logan Roth, and Keegan Ensign give a thumbs up to reading (and ice cream sundaes!) at Onekama Elementary’s Reading Bash.

Second graders Adalyn Zeller and Delaney McCarthy 
light it up on Flashlight Friday

Officer Jake Bielski had a super secret special assignment this month: he was a mystery reader for Onekama students during March is Reading Month.