Maniac Magee Reading Celebration

6th & 7th Grade Classes

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

Students read this book aloud with Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Knight. After hearing about Maniac's adventures with an "unbreakable knot," a backwards race, and a pizza party, students held their own contests at Wheeler County Middle School. Students attempted to untie a difficult knot, raced in a backwards race, and met a special guest star, just as the main character did in the book. Students also shared pizza since the main character won a year's supply of pizza in the novel. This culminated with students watching the movie. These events help us instill a "Culture of Reading" here at WCMS. Getting students excited about reading improves academic outcomes and lifelong learning! Way to go, teachers and students!