Literacy Week Fun At H.L. Johnson Elementary

The students at H.L. Johnson Elementary School blasted off into their annual Literacy Week last month. The week of Jan. 28 through Feb. 1 was packed with fun literacy activities, all based on the theme “Reading to Infinity and Beyond.” Guest readers came in to read to classes. Readers included Royal Palm Beach Vice Mayor Selena Samios and several retired H.L. Johnson employees. The students were rewarded during the week for getting “caught reading” with a chance to silly string Principal Jennifer Makowski and Assistant Principal Cyndie Wolf. Upper grades paired up with younger grades to read together. Teachers and students added to the fun by decorating their doors with a book theme. Teachers also dressed up as their favorite character in a book. The highlight of the week was Literacy Night, with each grade offering space-themed reading and book-related activities for H.L. Johnson families. The week ended with students dressing as a space alien.