Annehurst Elementary families moseyed in to their school on Wednesday evening, September 13, for a Wild West themed Literacy Night, which focused on the five pillars of reading – Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension. After a group discussion in the gymnasium, parents and children got the opportunity to practice these new skills. Take-home packets were available at each station and families were urged to have fun while strengthening literacy skills at home. The Book Fair was also open, featuring a wide variety of publications available for purchase. Teachers Cathy Monteiro and Amanda Anderson, along with the Annehurst staff, organized the popular event.
In addition, participants got to help write a group tale, which was started on a large sheet of paper posted in the main hallway. Each family was invited to add a line, and the morning after Literacy Night, Principal Earl Rahm read the Annehurst Wild West Story over the loud speaker, much to the delight of all the little cowboys and cowgirls in the building.