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Colony Meadows Elementary has been SUPER busy this year with programming to reach their theme: "At CME...everyone is a Super Hero!"  Reading has been emphasized as a Super Hero Skill with several special events this month.  
 
Activities were kicked off with a super huge book fair, promoting books off the Texas Bluebonnet Award Winning List and Matchbook competition lists.  Dads received a special invitation to enjoy donuts with children and browse the book fair together.
 
Family Fun Literacy Night was held on October 15th at the school, with a fun filled night of activities promoting literacy for all students.  Students came to the event dressed as their favorite storybook characters.  Activities included Sight Word Bingo, Contraction Concentration, Pass the Poetry Please, Book Swap, and Spooky Flashlight Reading.  Principal Melissa Bolding and Assistant Principal Jackie Boyd read stories to the students throughout the event.  All students left with a book from the school-wide book swap.
 
Adriana Brad Schanen, author of the award-winning book, Quinny & Hopper, visited CME on Monday, October 26th.  She met with all students in grades 2-5 and discussed her journey to becoming a published author.  Students dressed in green and orange in celebration of her main character's favorite colors.
 
The fun continued as students decorated pumpkins depicting their favorite storybook characters.  From Harry Potter to Wonder to Charlotte's Web...literary greats were brought in from home in the new form of a pumpkin!  Over 100 pumpkins are currently on display in the school library.
 
At CME, students know that reading leads to Super Skills!

--Pictured below are students with our school librarian, Melanie Hodges, and the author of Quinny & Hopper, Adriana Brad Schanen.  The attached picture is a picture of a few of the over 100 storybook pumpkins on display in the school library.
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