On Monday, April 4th, BFCCPS students enjoyed a celebration of literacy. The day began with several amazing guest readers from the community visiting K-4 classrooms. The students enjoyed read-alouds from Senator Richard Ross, State Representative Jeff Roy, Franklin Police Officer Chris Spillane, Franklin Town Council members Matt Kelly & Debbie Pellegri, Franklin Town Administrator Jeff Nutting, and Ted Basile, Ursula McCarthy and Joe Mullen from the BFCCPS Board of Trustees.

During the day, students and teachers tested their knowledge of BFCCPS staff with a fun Mystery Reader challenge. Sixteen staff members secretly recorded sections of Peanut Butter and Cupcake! by Terry Border, an adorable picture book about friendship and making new friends. Classes were then challenged to guess the names of all sixteen readers. The winning classes were awarded gift certificates to purchase some new books for their class library at the book fair. Congrats to all!

Want to listen to the Mystery Reader challenge at home?  Click here.

The day concluded with a school-wide silent reading period where all students, staff, and teachers enjoyed some time reading for pleasure. Everyone agreed that it was a wonderful, fun, and enjoyable way to end the day.