AC Literacy Week April 25-29, 2016

Let's Celebrate Reading and Writing with a Week of FUN!!

Our school will be celebrating the joy of writing and reading for the entire week of April 25th. Please read through this flyer and feel free to contact Jennifer Gibson-Millis at jgibsonmillis@cotopaxi.k12.ec with any questions.

Schedule of Events

Literacy Dress Up Week

Please remind students about these activities and include it in your parent communication. If parents have any questions, please feel free to forward them to me.

Dress up days

Monday--Reading Rock Star Day

  • Dress as the reading rock star that you all are.

Tuesday--Pajama Day

  • Roll out of bed, brush your hair and teeth and come on to school. It will also make it super easy to roll back into bed after the Literacy Night.

Wednesday--Dress as your favorite Book Character Day

  • There is a whole world of book characters to choose from...put your creative genius to work!!

Thursday--Word T shirt Day

  • Celebrate the power of words by putting them on your tshirt.

Friday--Favorite Biography Day

  • Today is the day to celebrate your favorite author, inventor, politician, etc. Anyone that has had a biography written about them can be your inspiration.

Costume guidelines:

    • Students should bring their costumes to school unless their classroom teacher tells them otherwise.

    • Costumes should be “child-friendly” and allow for easy movement in order to avoid accidents.

    • Students are asked to refrain from using any of the following:

      • a. High heels

      • b. Dangerous or intimidating accessories such as weapons even if these are toys or small in size

      • c. Costumes that represent violent characters or can be scary for younger children

      • d. Masks that cover the face

      • e. Inappropriate clothing for children’s age

Contact Person: jgibsonmillis@cotopaxi.k12.ec

Visiting Illustrator Paula Barragan Monday, April 25th- Tuesday, April 26th

On Monday and Tuesday of Literacy Week, we will have a local talent-Paula Barragan here to share her experience with becoming an illustrator and creating illustrations for chidren's books. Students in prek-5th grade will be visiting the library by grade level to learn and participate in her presentation. Please click here to learn more about Paula.

Paula's Books

El terrible problema de Murciélago by Elsa Maria Crespo has a new edition as of August 2015.

Ms. Elsa will be wowing the 1st through 5th grade students with her new edition of El terrible problema de Murciélago. Each grade level will enjoy a presentation during one of their Spanish classes during Literacy Week.
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Literacy Night FUN! Tuesday, April 26th 6:00- 8:00 pm

Your entire family is invited to join us from 6:00-8:00 for a night of literacy fun!! Please read below for details.

Fiction Festival

PreK-5th grade classrooms will each feature their favorite author, their books, a craft or game and coordinating snacks. Join us for lots of fun and excitement about books and reading!

Reading Cafe

Come sip a favorite cup of coffee or hot cocoa and listen to a favorite read aloud read by one of our very own parents or staff members here at Cotopaxi. Here is the schedule of readers. Don't miss this wonderful story time.

Writing Cafe

Student authors will be sharing their creations in the Library during our night of Lit fun!

Giving Tree Books

Giving Tree Books from Cumbaya will be here with a plethora of excellent fiction and nonfiction, English and Spanish, picture to chapter books on sale for you to peruse.

Literacy Slam

Come listen to our amazing Middle School novelists and poets share their original writing. Students will read aloud excerpts of their creative works in an open mic style cafe.