The students at Sampson Academy recently attended a special event held at their school called “Camp Wanna Read.” The Camp was the idea of Sampson’s Reading Recovery teacher, Patti Garbacik which was designed to encourage students to get excited about reading.
Each year, Mrs. Garbacik sets up tents in the school media center and displays a variety of donated books. Students then select books that they would like to read, go into the tents and read the books with other classmates. Additionally, the students get to take the books home to keep after the camp.
Books this year were donated by Central Middle School in Plymouth and Girl Scout Troop No. 41874 from Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth. Books also were donated in previous years from various elementary and middle schools in the Plymouth-Canton district.
A group of volunteers from Sampson that come in each week called the “Motor Moms” read books to the students and provided rainbow fish cupcakes much to the delight of everyone!