@ Maude Trevvett Elementary Library
Great Relationships Start in the Library
Read Across America was a full day long celebration of Reading. First there were two assemblies: K-2 and 3-5. Teachers wore red and white striped Cat in the Hat head wear and students got paper hats in a similar style. After an overview of the days' activities in the assembly, students got a snack and participated in a book distribution program.
Then each Resource Teacher and several guest readers (some of them were from the advanced high school program) met with individual classes and made a tailored presentation. We visited a first grade class, read a short biography of Theodore Giesel, and the follow up activity was creating a timeline of Dr. Seuss' life in a red and white striped top hat format.
During the day we were "on call" to help with other activities in the classroom, part of which was four book talks, one with each 5th grade class. They had a choice of 4 titles for their book distribution activity, so we gave a brief summary of each title before it was time for students to actually choose.
The day ended with a wrap up activity in assembly format; a cupcake party to wish Dr. Seuss a Happy Birthday.
The library was the perfect host for the science fair! The projects were set up around the library and college student judges met individually with the students to discuss and judge their individual work.
What a perfect way to grow relationships between staff, students, and the community!