In Reading Rooms on October 9, 2019 - 1:35 pm
Maie Ellis Opens Think Big Reading Room
Students at Maie Ellis Elementary in Fallbrook, California are now able to Think Big or Piensa en Grande. On Friday, September 20 this dual-language immersion school officially opened its Think Big Reading Room. The event began with an all-school assembly presided over by Maie Ellis Elementary School students. During the ceremony, students shared what it means to Think Big, and the Maie Ellis Elementary cheerleaders led the students in the school’s chant. After the ceremony, guests were escorted to the media center for the unveiling of “Camp Read.” Camping has been known to have profound effects on individuals. It reduces stress and is a great escape from the daily grind. Maie Ellis Elementary students will be able to reap the benefits of camping without stepping a foot off of school grounds. The focal point of the space is a wall-sized mural reminiscent of Vincent Van Gogh’s The Starry Night. Students can cozy up to a faux campfire or relax with a good book while sitting on cushioned tree stump stools. The school’s book collection features over 500 books with many titles available in Spanish. Eleni and Wolfgang Gagon, the reading room sponsors, prided themselves on being lifelong learners. The Think Big Reading Room will help the Maie Ellis scholars become passionate about learning by fueling their curiosity and thirst for knowledge.
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