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September 23, 2018

UPK Family Literacy Night draws crowd


Families flocked to the Fulton Education Center gymnasium Thursday night to see Mother Goose and participate in a variety of learning activities during UPK Family Literacy Night.

UPK student Liam Sawyer can’t take his eyes off the book he’s reading with Mother Goose during the Fulton City School District’s UPK Family Literacy Night on Thursday.

UPK student Liam Sawyer can’t take his eyes off the book he’s reading with Mother Goose during the Fulton City School District’s UPK Family Literacy Night on Thursday.

Carri Waloven, the district’s director of UPK and literacy, said the event is an opportunity to bring families together in a fun learning environment.

The event is held three times throughout the school year, and Thursday’s marked the first one of 2013-14.

According to Waloven, the event, which incorporates math, reading and kinesthetic activities, is just another resource the district offers its 156 UPK students.

Students read with Mother Goose, made horns after reading “Little Boy Blue,” stacked blocks, colored, did crafts and worked on their counting and math skills during the hour-long literacy night.

To cap off the evening, students picked out a book to bring home and read.

Claire Briggs colors in a drawing while her mother, Michelle Briggs, looks on during Thursday’s UPK Family Literacy Night in the Fulton Education Center gymnasium.

Claire Briggs colors in a drawing while her mother, Michelle Briggs, looks on during Thursday’s UPK Family Literacy Night in the Fulton Education Center gymnasium.

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