The first thought on the many minds of students who do not need to flex on Friday is to sleep in or hang out with friends. But for 14 students, this Friday was an opportunity to find treasure. The first Friday of every block is reserved by the Language Arts department to take students to used book stores like Bookman's and Half Priced Books.
On this trip, Mrs. Manning, Ms. Barajas, Mrs. Hatanaka, and Ms. Johnson joined the students in the hopes of inspiring them to find books to read simply for the sake of reading. This trip also served to give the Language Arts teachers a chance to adopt books and extend the classroom library to further encourage students to read for enjoyment.
Missed out on this trip? No problem! The bookstore tour will take place the first Friday of every block. All students are welcome to join no matter if they are currently enrolled in an English class or not. Students who owe flex time may be given flex credit by teachers if all assignments have been completed prior to the trip.