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July 10, 2012 > Enjoy reading in the summertime!

Enjoy reading in the summertime!

Submitted By Linda Anderson, Principal

On June 11, all 650 students at Oliveira Elementary School in Fremont participated in a "flash mob" centered on reading.

The purpose of the event was to encourage reading throughout the summer so that students do not "slip" in their academics or forget everything learned during the school year. As a school community Oliveira has been working diligently on reading "Just Right" books and encouraging students to continue to read over the summer. Teachers have spoken a lot about slippage and what that means when students leave for summer vacation. In turn, students understand that learning needs to continue even when not at school.

One of the school's volunteers re-wrote lyrics to the classic rock tune "We Will Rock You," made famous by the group Queen, and called it "We Will Read It" with the following lyrics:

We will, we will read it.
Dragon Slayers, ghost and ghouls, Dracula bunnies and talking mules,
Mystery novels you can read with friends. When we open our books, the adventure begins,

1, 2, 3, 4, we will, we will read it!
We will, we will read it!

I like Science, I like planes. I like to read about the Gold Rush Days.
Baseball heroes, kings and queens,
Just flip through the pages and start to read.

1,2,3,4, we will, we will read it!
We will, we will read it.

Students came to the field with one of their favorite books in hand. After singing the song together, every student, teachers and staff members, held their books up in the air and shouted, "READ IT!"

Teachers have also signed up to read and meet with any interested students at the Centerville Library, 3801 Nicolet Avenue, on Tuesdays from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m., throughout the summer. Even Fremont Superintendent of Schools, Dr. James Morris, stopped by on a recent Tuesday afternoon!

To look at how some of the classes practiced the song routine, please visit

Photo Caption: (Left to right): Superintendent Dr. James Morris with students Mark Joseph Araza and Jose Maria Araza at the Centerville Library.

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