AC Literacy Week April 13-17 2015
Let's Celebrate Reading and Writing with a Week of FUN!!
Schedule of Events
Emergency Evacuation and Drop Everything and Read
Friday, April 10th at 2:30 pm
Pre Literacy Week Prep Activities
Classroom Door Decoration
Dear Teachers: Below you will find the information regarding the Door Decoration for Literacy Week:
DOOR DECORATION (Recycled materials only)
Due date: April 10th
Suggestions for decoration: (Room Mothers can help in decoration)
Favorite class book
Suggested books by class
Favorite quotes from books
Books from same author
Other that you can think about
Share the door with the class with whom you paired during
Each class could visit the door of the other class.
Have a walk around the school looking at the different doors.
Sent door pictures to Esther, so she can post on FB.
Contact Person: Elsa Maria Crespo or Elisa Waingort
- Pick and schedule your own guest reader.
- Follow the directions on the Google doc below.
Contact Person: email@example.com
Visiting Storyteller Marc Levitt Monday, April 13th-14th
Writing Exhibit for Family Literacy Night
Good morning teachers,
As part of our schoolwide Literacy Week, we are hosting our annual Family Literacy Night on April 14th. Guest speaker, Marc Leavitt will be presenting a workshop for parents. His workshop is focused on writing and since we have been focusing so much effort on writer’s workshop, we see this as a prime opportunity to exhibit student work. After Marc’s presentation, we would like to invite parents to tour classrooms and view exhibits of their students’ writing. This is also a chance for parents to see the doors decorated for literacy week. This is an evening event, so of course your participation is not mandatory. But if you would like to be included in the student writing exhibit, please let me know so I can add your classroom to the program. Thanks!
What is required of you:
· Be in your classroom from 7:00-7:30 on April 14th
· Welcome parents and students to your classroom
· Provide a short explanation of your recent work in writing
· Display published student writing for parents and students to view
Please contact Shannon Sacher for more information.
Family Literacy Night Tuesday, April 14th 6-7:30 pm
Book Character Dress Up Day Wednesday, April 15th
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Discount Available at Giving Tree Books
Giving Tree books is pleased to offer a 20% discount to AC families for the first days of the Literacy week with the great opportunity to stock up on books for the week of reading. The following conditions apply:
- The discount will apply only to reading books (ie. not sticker books, teachers' materials, puppets, puzzles, etc)
- In effect for 3 days: Monday the 13th, Tuesday the 14th of April and Wednesday, April 15th for in store purchases only.
- Families wishing to have the discount applied to their purchases will be asked to present their AC identification (carnet).
NEW THIS YEAR!!
Readathon Monday, April 13th-Friday, April 17th
NOT be a formal contest.
It doesn’t matter if it’s independent reading or read-aloud, if it’s a novel or a newspaper article, the point is just to challenge ourselves to read more.
Please tell your class that “In honor of Literacy Week, we’re going to spend (a certain amount of time that you decide) minutes of every class period this week reading.” So after each period or day, please write down on a little sticky Period 1, 15 min, Monday 30 minutes ,etc. etc.
If you would like to add in the minutes that your students logged reading at home the night before, you can do that too. Again, he idea is to just see how we can challenge ourselves as a school and get a number to try to beat again next year.
Spanish teachers and other Specialists in both divisions are encouraged to participate by forwarding their class reading minutes to mentor/homeroom teachers.
Teachers, please send daily minutes updates to Elisa by 3:15 pm. She will forward this info to the division principals.
Daily updates will be made through regular morning announcements employed by each division.
Contact Elisa Waingort or Shannon Sacher for information.