There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.
Everyday at St. Matthew School literacy is “on the menu”. First graders are in the hall listening to a story in their readers and writing group stories. Second and first graders are completing word work activities. Middle grade students are reading and discussing what they read. And in middle school, students are recording their reading on reading logs, meeting with Ms. McCroskey to talk about their reading, and writing personal narratives.
To celebrate the importance of literacy, February 23 - 27, has been declared as Literacy Week. Some exciting and - fingers crossed - engaging activities to highlight the importance of literacy have been planned. Below is the outline of the week:
Monday through Friday
- Usborne Book Fair in library all week
- Guess How Many Books in the Library Resource Center
- Students can enter a guess and the closest guess will win a 2015 Caldecott or Newbery book.
- Skyping with and learning about favorite authors
- Tuesday, 2/24, will be Dress Like Your Favorite Book Character Day
- Daily Read-to-Self time - same time in all classes - in which EVERYONE reads - students, teachers, principal, staff, parents
- Book Log
- Record reading 30 minutes every night for two weeks. (2/23 - 3/7)
- Turn in log on Monday, 3/9
- Receive gift certificate for May Scholastic Book Fair
Big Event - Literacy Night at the School
- 6:00 - 7:30 pm
- Guest Readers in classrooms
- Snuggle Up and Read in the Library (wear pjs and bring pillows, sleeping bags to use)
- Student writing and literature projects displayed in the school halls
- Usborne Book Fair
- Cake Decorating Contest
- Book Guess winner announced