The first week of March started off with a week long celebration of Read Across America, the Spring Art Show, and the Spring Book Fair. The students enjoyed fun “dress days” focused on Bon Meade's theme of “Camp Read S’More.” These days included dressing to go camping, hitting the trails in their boots, warming up by the fire in their hoodies, and bringing their teddy bears and favorite books to school.
On Thursday, March 2, the Bon Meade families participated in a fun-filled evening exploring the Spring Art Show and Spring Book Fair while camping at Camp Read S’More.
A new art concept was used this year at the Bon Meade Elementary Art Show. Artomé was a framing company that was hired to frame every student’s artwork and the results were stunning! For many students this was the first time they saw their artwork professionally framed. Five hundred and twenty-four frames beautifully decorated our gymnasium and welcomed hundreds of gallery goers between 6-8pm. Two-hundred and two of those artworks went home to be hung in student’s homes.
Artomé allowed families to enjoy viewing the framed work of art that evening in a gallery-setting or they could purchase the framed and matted work that night. The proceeds benefited the art room at Bon Meade Elementary.
The evening began with an amusing read aloud by principal, Mrs. Ashley Beeson, and a sing-a-long around the campfire by music teacher, Mrs. Marlo Rankin.
Camp Read S’More, a family literacy night, was organized by librarian, Mrs. Peggy Dellovade. The families hiked through six different camp sites and engaged in literacy activities. The families read by flashlight, made binoculars for their bear hunt, made a paper bag poetry book, designed a s’more craft and enjoyed a s’more treat that was provided by the Bon Meade PTC.
It was a very successful fun-filled night that centered on literacy and art. The students enjoyed “camping” at school with their families and friends.