What do Dr. Seuss and camouflage have in common? They helped celebrate end of β€˜I Love to Read Month.’

During the month of February students and staff at Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary celebrated “I Love to Read Month” with the theme “Book Camp – Train Your Brain!” Each week they guessed mystery readers and had extra Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) time. The student council hosted drill sergeant days, a coloring contest and scavenger hunt. On Friday during their monthly school-wide lift-off event, the school celebrated the success of the month by having camouflage day. Students dressed in camouflage, played tug-of-war, ran an obstacle course and enjoyed camouflage cupcakes provided by the Exchange State Bank. When the lift-off activities concluded, students in Shelly Fischer’s kindergarten class (pictured at left) continued to celebrate reading with their sixth-grade big buddies. The groups came together to honor Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Fischer read the book, “Green Eggs and Ham,” aloud before the group dined on homemade green eggs and ham while reading other Seuss classics.

Winners of the Book Camp Scavenger hunt were Taylor Durst, Danette Leenderts, Tess Van Maanen, Ana Erickson, Calvin Erickson, Jacey Vanden Hoek, Whitney Elbers, Eve Burgers, Joey Luethje and Sidney Fick.

Elementary Principal Corinna Erickson oversees the tug-of-war contest at school on Friday morning.

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