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LSEM Teacher Hosts Literacy Night in Fort Wayne, IN
- February 17, 2016
- Posted by: LSEM
- Category: The Advocate Newsletter
Fort Wayne’s Tiffany Herman added the LSEM touch to Ascension Lutheran Church and School’s celebration of this year’s National Lutheran School Week. With the help of a Thrivent Action Team grant, Tiffany hosted a Literacy Night during the last week of January. Celebrated local author, Helen Frost, was on hand to speak and sign autographs.
Leading up to the event, the teachers did a novel unit with their students centered on Frost’s book, Monarch and Milkweed, and produced projects based on those lessons.
The student’s projects were displayed on the big night, while Frost spoke about the inspiration for her book, which are her own efforts to help the Monarch Butterflies. She highlighted the importance of Milkweed and the life cycle of a Monarch Caterpillar/Butterfly and explained her writing process. She then answered questions from the audience. The evening was capped off by a sneak peak on her new book and she then signed autographs.
Proceeds from the sale of Frost’s books, as well as Thrivent Action Team funds, raised $320, which will be used to purchase new books for Ascension’s library.