Summer Reading Walk for TES summer school students

Published 10:22 pm Monday, June 30, 2014


Summer school students in kindergarten through fifth grades at Tryon Elementary participated in a Summer Reading Walk on Friday, June 27.

The idea behind the walk was for students to practice reading by following a marked trail through town, reading pages of a story about Morris the Horse as they went.

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Students and teachers used a map to navigate from page to page, visiting with merchants along the way until they arrived at the old Missildine store directly across the street from Morris and the last page of the book.

Page banners were posted at Tryon Elementary, Forbes Preschool, Tryon Federal, Stott’s Ford, St. Luke’s Thrift Store, Vines and Stuff, Cowan’s Hardware, The Bookshelf, Brady Insurance and the old Missildine building.

The title of the story was “How Morris the Horse Came to Have Wheels.”

In the story, Morris is a therapy horse who dreams of having wheels.

He develops a life-long friendship with a boy who must use a wheelchair and when the boy grows up he wants to honor his friend with a statue in the middle of town. He insists that the statue have one thing – wheels.

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by Emily Bartlett