Students and staff at the King School celebrated literacy during three special events during the month of November. On Friday, November 14th, students in grades 1-5 capped off their character analysis units with our annual Character Day. Students and teachers dressed as their favorite book characters, and students also wrote and illustrated character descriptions. Parents and staff members visited characters in their classrooms, and students had the opportunity to visit other classrooms, as well.
On Tuesday, November 18th, we held our first Fall Family Literacy Night. Parents and students came to school in their pajamas and, after a delicious lasagna dinner, headed to the gym for an evening of literary activities. There was a cozy nook at which parents and children could read together, with books provided by the Title I Department. Teachers read aloud some of their favorite picture books in another area, and over a dozen fifth grade volunteers manned a variety of book making stations. At the end of the evening, all students received free books, courtesy of the Title I Department!
Finally, on Tuesday, November 24th, author Tom O’Donnell visited grades 3-5. Mr. O’Donnell is the author of Space Rocks
and Space Rocks 2: For the Love of Gelo
. Students enjoyed learning more about the writing process and helping Mr. O’Donnell craft an original illustration of an alien!
Everyone in the King School community enjoyed the month’s special events, and we’re all looking ahead to more fun with reading and writing this spring!
Photo: Third grade teachers Summer Thompson and Julie Schineller dress as characters from Because of Winn-Dixie for Character Day.