All of the second-grade classes study different types of writing at the Waupaca Learning Center and we teach different types of writing styles.
Catherine Seifert’s class was reading the book “Miss Malarkey Leaves No Reader Behind” and in that book the students are challenged to read 1,000 books by the end of the year.
In the story, if the students met their goal, the principal agreed to do something silly. So, the students wrote papers asking John Erspamer, WLC principal, to read an Easter story and dress up like the Easter bunny.
Seifert’s students visited each second-grade class to encourage them to join in on the reading challenge for the month of March. Each student was persuaded to read 500 or more pages and keep track of their progress
The students who participated handed in their recorded sheet by March 31 and, if they met their goal, they were able to participate in an Easter egg hunt and listen to Erspamer read a story to the children.
The second-grade staff at WLC brought to school over 400 eggs and furnished candy to put in the eggs, another provided the book for Erspamer, the others provided the props for Erspamer to dress up like the Easter bunny.