In the library we are gearing up for our annual Reading Week which will be celebrated during the week of April 13th. Along with many fun activities being planned in the classrooms such as daily trivia contests, and a book-cover art gallery, check-out the list of whole-school activities you can help your child be part of during that week:
- “Pennies for Pages”- Students will ask friends and family members to make a pledge for each page they read. This year money will be donated to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Rhode Island. Dr. Romani will again be supporting our read-a-thon with a pizza party and Reading Rocks t-shirts for every student in the winning class, (the winning class is the class that reads the most pages) and a Staples gift card valuing $100 for the winning teacher to buy school supplies. She will also donate $500 to our school library. Every class that raises over $200 will earn a “No Homework Night”. Pennies for Pages will kick off on Thursday, April 9th and end on Wednesday, April 15th. Please have all money and tally sheets into the school by Thursday, April 16th. Any tally sheets that come in after that date will not be included in the class totals, but the donations will still be sent to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Rhode Island. Forms and directions will be sent home before April 9th.
- Monday: Hats Off to Reading Day: students may wear a hat to celebrate a special book or just reading in general. Students may design their own hats.
- Tuesday: T-SHIRT TALLY DAY: Everyone is encouraged to wear a t-shirt with writing on it. At recesses, lunch, or for a few minutes at appropriate times during class, students read the slogans on each other‘s shirts. As each person reads another‘s t-shirt, the wearer signs the reader‘s tally card (provided by the school). Let’s see how many t-shirts can be read by the end of the day!
- Wednesday: Slip into Reading Day: Students may bring their slippers to school to wear while they slip into a good book.
- Thursday: Reading is No-Sweat: Students may wear sweatpants and/or sweatshirts while they relax and read some good books.
- Friday: Character Dress-up Day- students whose classes are participating in the Adopt a Book activity within their classrooms, may dress-up as a character from that book.
- Read to the Principal-Students may enter to win a chance to read aloud to Mrs. Mokaba for 20 minutes in her office.
We are trying to decide if we should make e-books part of our library collection. Please help us decide by going to Survey Monkey and taking a brief on line survey. Thank you in advance for you participation.