Smith Elementary School

Smith Elementary Promotes Love of Reading

Jun 04, 2014

Book Character DaySmith Elementary School celebrated Children's Book Week on May 12-16 with a series of fun activities to get students excited about reading.

The school hosted guest readers including Superintendent Jeremy Lyon, encouraged students to dress as their favorite book characters and staff members even performed skits as part of the annual Smith Book Idol.

The week culminated on Friday with the showing of the music video “Because I’m Reading.”  Watch the video.

Librarian Jan Pelias wrote new lyrics to Pharrell Williams' song "Happy" and worked with choir director Janis Dahl and fifth grade students to film the video, which was shown to all students at Celebrate Smith.

Smith Book Idol

Dr. Lyon Reads to Students at Smith