Friday, April 9, 2010
We're heading into Charlestown School's annual Reading Week. The theme for this year is "Catch the Reading Wave" which is also the theme for Summer Reading Programs at the public libraries.
Once again, there are plenty of special activities and events planned for our school. A committee decides on the basic format for the week and offers a few suggestions so teachers can do what works best for their class. Many teachers schedule their own Guest Readers to visit their classroom. Each morning will feature a brief announcement about the Featured Author for that day. Each afternoon will finish with 15 minutes of SSR - Sustained Silent Reading - in the classrooms.
Here is the general schedule for each day:
Monday - performances by storyteller Keith Munslow; K-Gr. 2 at 9 a.m.; Gr. 3 & 4 at 10 a.m.
Featured Author = Gail Gibbons
Tuesday - a wave (parade) of books in the hall - bring a favorite or choose one in class
Featured Author = Leo Lionni
Wednesday - special Guest Readers
Featured Author = William Steig
Thursday - Book Swap in the Art Room and Make a Bookmark
Featured Author = Mark Pfister
Friday - Vocabulary Hats or Ocean Creature/Fish Hats +
All school Readathon in the hallways at 2:45
Featured Genre = Biographies with water & ocean connections
The library has a big display of books featuring the author or genre of the day. I've also arranged for our own special Guest Reader to come to library classes on Monday and Thursday afternoons. If you know Mrs. Patterson, retired children's librarian from Cross Mills, you can say a big hello to her!