Reading is essential to a student’s success. Not only is reading fundamental to a student’s development, it improves their communication skills, provides them with new knowledge and gives them a wonderful way to work their imaginations. March is known as reading month and our schools took every opportunity to showcase both the importance of reading and the fun that could be had with books!
Many of our schools invited special guests in to read to classrooms throughout the month. Guests included parents, alumni, government officials, local law enforcement and firefighters, and local authors and news reporters. Some guests came just to listen too!
Schools also got their buildings into it by dressing up their classroom doors and bulletin boards.
Who doesn’t love to “dress like a book character”?
Then there were book fairs and special assemblies.
We loved seeing schools get the whole family involved with special literacy events during lunch and in the evening hours.
What happens when a school issues a reading challenge to their students and the teachers have to pay up when they hit their goals?
It’s also great to see students and staff sharing what their favorite books are by voting in contests and sharing video reviews.
And lastly, we love the camaraderie and seeing the whole school come together for some reading!