Lone Jack celebrates 77 years of reading with Curious George

Published 4:16 am Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Lone Jack School Center’s kindergarten- through third-grades hosted Curiosity Day in honor of Curious George’s 77th birthday in September. H.A. and Margaret Rey had their first Curious George book published in 1941.

Students dressed up as Curious George and The Man in the Yellow Hat to kick-off the reading celebration. Prizes were awarded to first place winner, Tayler Mills (first grade), second place winner, Levi Gibbons (third grade) and third place winner, Allie Saylor (second grade). The prizes were provided by Lone Jack’s Family Resource Youth Service Center.

The cafeteria staff also served bananas for breakfast (one of Curious George’s favorite treats) to help kick off the day. The library was decorated with a Curious George theme with Curious George books on display.

Pineville-Bell County Public Librarian Erica Overbay visited the library to read Curious George books with each class. She read Curious George Goes to a Costume Party and Curious George Visits a Police Station.

The kindergarten and first grade classes sang and danced to the song, Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Overbay also had students make monkey masks. The students enjoyed hearing her tell the stories and getting to make a mask to take home.

For snack time (recess), students enjoyed monkey cupcakes. The school’s PTSA donated a Curious George Reading Basket (housing 12 Curious George books and a Curious George plush) to give away. Gracie Taylor (kindergarten) was the proud winner of the basket.

Students are now excited to check out Curious George books from the library.