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Campfire Stories

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Academy Street first graders and their guests cozied up to a proverbial campfire to participate in the school’s Campfire Storytime. This annual celebration of reading was formerly called Bears, Books and Blankets but took on a campfire theme since it was held outdoors.

Principal Kerry Vann spoke to the parents about the importance of reading with their children. She explained that reading together will develop fluency, help children learn about background knowledge and develop vocabulary. “It is one of the most important things you can do for your child,” Ms. Vann said. “Reading with them for five to 10 minutes each day will go so far in helping them grow as leaders.”

Students pulled out their books to read with their guests for the first 10 minutes of the program. As the students sat under tents to read, the sound of a crackling fire resonated throughout the reading area. Bayport-Blue Point librarian Gail Silsbe was also on hand for those who wanted to apply for a library card. Also in attendance was PTA representative and literary chair Megan Capozzi, who read “The Bear Snores On.”
Bayport-Blue Point Eagle