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Because we’re reading!

(Front row) Tori Eichten (left) and Grace Abrahamson; (back row, from left) Aeriel Stone, Britni Detsch and Ashlynn Drews were captivated by kindergarten teacher Melanie Germain reading about the Three Little Pigs after their reading assembly at Somerset Elementary on Friday, April 4. (Photo by Sarah Young) 1 / 2
Kindergarten teacher Tami Fetter reads about the Three Bears to her students from last year (from left) Emma Settem, Lydia Adams and Addison Drewes after their reading assembly Friday, April 4. (Photo by Sarah Young) 2 / 2

Somerset Elementary students kicked off April with a reading assembly last Friday morning.

The theme for the month is “Because We’re Reading!,” based on the popular “Despicable Me” song “Happy” by Pharrell Williams.

The morning began with a video presentation and speech, followed by students going to the rooms of their last year’s teachers for story time. Kindergartners went to fourth-grade classrooms.

Earlier in the week, teachers picked students to sing sections of the song “Happy.” Nancy Dressel volunteered to go to each class and record kids singing two or three lines of the song for a video made for the assembly.

Sarah Young

Sarah Young was appointed the editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, where she covered community events, spot news and education in Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. 

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