Reading is one of the foundational skills for all learning. We want to give all Oklahoma elementary students a reason to celebrate reading. We hope you will join us for this incredible event.
Oklahoma authors and other dignitaries will read books. Other entertainment also is planned, including carnival-type games, face painting, and a giant birthday cake to celebrate Oklahoma’s birthday.
9:30 to 11:30 a.m., November 15, 2013 on the grounds of the State Capitol (north side). (The event will be moved inside the Capitol if the weather is bad.)
Educators, please click here to register to attend this free event.
Schools are welcome to bring sack lunches to enjoy on the Capitol lawn following the event.
For those schools not able to make the trip to the Capitol, the State Department of Education's REAC3H Coaches will be helping to organize additional reading events throughout the state. Please check back here on this page for upcoming ReadOK events in your area.
|North Rock Creek School
|Nov. 15||8:30 am - 2 pm||Pre-K to 5th Grade Students
Guest readers will read their favorite children's book to Prek-5th grade classes. At the end of the day, all classes will have a popcorn snack to celebrate their exhilarating day of reading!
|Pawnee Bill Ranch
|Nov.15||9:30 - 11:30 am||Please Register!
3rd Grade Students
Readers bring to life some of the "Oklahoma" characters students study. Students will have the opportunity to hear excerpts from a variety of books about Oklahoma and Oklahomans!
Pavillion available for sack lunches.
|Jackie Young and Melody Aufill
|McCalester, OK||Nov. 15||all day||Children will receive a free book. Book exchange, which encourages students to trade in their used books to receive a different book.||Lisa Mitchell,
|Tipton Elementary, Tipton, OK||Nov. 12-15||all day||Various books; spell the word READ with their bodies in football field; reading in their pajamas; Secondary students reading to elementary students; Character Parade (dress up like their favorite character in a book)||Amy Ferris,
|Altus, OK||Nov. 14-15||all day||Thursday: Reading contest, readings by Oklahoma authors. Friday: Oklahoma Pride Day reading activities||Cheryl Anderson,
|Muskogee, OK Elementary Schools||Nov. 15||9 am - 3 pm||3rd grade student reading activities||Ginger Knight and Debbie Dennis,
|Irving Elementary School, Muskogee, OK||Nov. 15||8:30 - 3 pm||Irving Elementary is planning on having guest readers all day long. Including high school students, police officers and firefighters, the Mayor of Muskogee, and many more. They will also have birthday cake!||Julie Grober,
|Benjamin Franklin Science Academy, Muskogee, OK||Nov. 15||8 - 11 am||Benjamin Franklin Science Academy will have Breakfast with Parents event. Parents will come to the school to eat breakfast and read books to the students. REAC3H Coaches Ginger Knight and Debbie Dennis will be there at 10:00 to read to the 3rd grade students. The school also is planning a book give away.||Linda Rhodes,
|Checotah Intermediate School, Checotah, OK||Nov. 15||9 - 11 am||Checotah High School football players and cheerleaders will come to Checotah Intermediate School to read to the 3rd - 5th grade students. The event will end with a special Oklahoma Birthday treat.||Carol Brinsfield,
|Dewey Elementary, Dewey, OK||Nov. 15||8:45 am||Oklahoma Rising sing, Native American dancing, powerpoint of famous Oklahomans. At 2:15 each classroom/grade level will have a birthday party to celebrate Oklahoma's birthday and then have a guest reader read a book.||Jerri Moore,
|Geary Elementary, Geary, OK||Nov. 15||8 am- 3 pm||Readings done by community members, book character dress-up, door decorations, book cover redesign, book character research and various activities planned||Debra Shelton,
|Thomas Elementary, Thomas, OK||Nov. 15||9:30-
|Older kids reading to the younger kids, Drop Everything and Read||Leesa Brandly,
|Edison Elementary, Bristow, OK||Nov. 15||1:30 pm||All activities are focused on a western theme.||Kristi Ernst,
|Nov. 15||11:30 am -1 pm||3rd Grade reading activities||Teresa Barnett,
|Nov. 15||8:30 am||Bradley Elementary has chosen to create their own celebration of Oklahoma's 106th birthday.||Tara Osterhout,
|Hugo Elementary School
|Nov. 15||8 am||KTC students and the community reading to Hugo Elementary students. Pioneer Days in Oklahoma will be respresented by costumes and attire from the old west. Food and activities revolving around Oklahoma's 106th Birthday Celebration.||
|Watonga, OK||Nov. 15||9:30 am||Students in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades will be celebrating ReadOK throughout the day. They have invited members of the community to come read to children during this time.||Jeanne Karns,
|Canton, OK||Nov. 15||1:30 pm||Community members read to our students and celebrating with cake for our students. Hitchcock performers presenting a western program.||Shelia Gilchrist,
For more information, please contact the State Department of Education’s Events Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-521-4893.