Parents, students, and staff gathered on Tuesday, January 17, for Bluebonnet’s Literacy Night. The event began with a book reading by none other than guest speaker, Leone Cruz, a professional soccer player from Austin Aztex. He began by telling the audience a little bit about himself and how playing soccer opened up several doors for him including the opportunity to go to college, something that is highly emphasized at BBE. He is also a graduate from Round Rock High School.
The book Mr. Cruz read to the audience was called Pelé King of Soccer / Pelé el rey del fútbol by Monica Brown. Students listened attentively as he read in both English and Spanish.
After the book reading, everyone was invited to visit different centers. Two classrooms had storytelling. The library had a makerspace set up with various winter activities – from drawing snowflakes to designing and cutting snowflakes with the guidance of several Bluebonnet staff members.
In the foyer, students had the opportunity to select a book to keep, take home, and read. Teachers and staff were available to answer questions and help students select their books.
Despite the rainy weather, the event was a success, and many students and families went home with a new book!