Bacon’s Summer Reading Camp says ‘Ahoy’

Published 11:48 am Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Bacon District Elementary School is hosting a Summer Reading and Math Camp for two weeks.  The children attending come to the library each day. They get to check out books, listen to fiction and non-fiction books and do special activities that relate to the books read. 

The theme in the library is “Make a Splash and READ.” The focus of this two-week period is reading and comprehension. The children are also encouraged to participate in the Accelerated Reader program. 

In order to encourage the children to participate, the library is offering a special incentive.

The child in grades 1-5 who reads the most AR books, making an 85 percent of higher average on the tests and reading on his or her individual reading level, will receive two tickets to Wet’ N Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park, located in Greensboro, N.C.

This will allow the child and a parent or guardian to enjoy the park for a day. 

To get the children excited about the incentive, Allyson Watkins, the librarian, dressed up as a pirate and read the book “Edward and the Pirates” by David McPhail.

In this story, Edward is a child who loves to read.

As he reads books, sometimes the characters in the story come alive. In this story, pirates come alive and want the book he is reading to find the buried treasure.

Unfortunately, the book was of no help to them because they could not read.

After the book was read, the children found a treasure chest with the tickets to Wet’ N Wild inside.