Prairie Elementary School second-graders (from left) Nathan Trunk, Tony Pelini and Stacey Apellido create their own insects using art supplies and their imaginations during the national Read for the Record event at the school. | Supplied Photo
Updated: December 12, 2012 6:04AM
Prairie Elementary School in Orland Park joined more than 2 million people nationwide recently in reading “Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad” by Jacky Davis and David Soman in support of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record.
Prairie teachers read the story aloud to students and extended the narrative with a follow-up activity. Following that, students made their own ladybugs and insects using rocks and paint.
Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, which is presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation, asks millions of individuals each year to read on one day to celebrate literacy.
Prairie Elementary School holds Read for the Record every year as an ongoing way to encourage students to keep reading, officials said.