Students at KCMS had a great time reading an entire book “All of the Above” by Shelley Pearsall in one day.
Students learned about 7th grade math students featured in the book, their math teacher, Mr. Collins, and tetrahedrons. Most importantly, they learned about overcoming odds, and believing in yourself even if it feels like no one else does.
Several guest speakers from inside and outside the school were guest speakers to kick off the day. The school would like to thank our readers who gave students more information about the characters in the book:
Mrs. Shepherd as Narrator
Mr. Sprinkles, our Superintendent, as James Harris III
Mrs. Sarah Mills from Barbourville Family Health as Rhondell
Mrs. Terrell as Sharice
Mr. Joe Hopper from Knox Funeral Home as Marcel
Mr. Tyler Dunn from Apex Physical Therapy as Mr. Collins
“It was a great success! I loved seeing students, teachers and support staff all engaged in a wonderful book. I think activities like One Book One Day help students develop a lifelong love of reading and that should be one of our goals as educators,” said Shelia Terrell, Assistant Principal at Knox County Middle School.
Over 500 books were purchased for the entire student body, staff, and guest readers by a LINK grant through KEDC.