Students dressed up as what they wanted to be in the future and brought their families to Kimmie M. Brown Elementary School for a fun-filled night of grade-level appropriate games and activities for “Our Future’s So Bright Family Night” on Oct. 28.
Everyone was greeted at the door by the DHS cheerleaders, who enthusiastically welcomed everyone to the annual event that aligns to Dayton ISD’s commitment to promoting a drug-free lifestyle through Red Ribbon week.
All games and activities were designed to show families what their children are learning in school each day and to showcase how much fun learning can be. Each grade level team had reading and math games and age-appropriate stories for students to read with QR codes families could take with them to access online resources at school or at home.
The Jones Library also had a table with the KMB librarian, Mrs. Cook, so students and parents could see the value our Dayton community places on reading/literacy and the partnership they share with all of the schools in Dayton ISD.
Some of the more popular games played by students included Music Shop Multiplication, Monster Math, Comprehension Cootie Catchers, and Literary Elements Improv. One of the favorite activities for younger children was creating a bracelet using colored beads to indicate elements of a story they read. Students enjoyed wearing their bracelets and telling their parents and teachers what each colored bead represented from their story.
“Thank you to the Kimmie M. Brown Elementary teachers, administrators, and staff for hosting a wonderful event for our students and their families,” said Dr. Jessica Johnson, superintendent for Dayton ISD, in an emailed statement.