Mary Williams Elementary recent family literacy night. During the month of April, the entire school read the book The Enormous Egg by Oliver Butterworth. Each classroom teacher received a copy of the book (paid for by PTO) and teachers read a chapter aloud each day. Each morning on the announcements a trivia question was asked regarding the previous day's chapter. Classes worked together to answer to open ended questions and earn a piece of a puzzle. The puzzle eventually created a scene from the book. Throughout the month they held contests related to the book. The school also videotaped each chapter of the book being read aloud by various staff members and these were posted on our school webpage as well as on Facebook. Mid-month they had a paleontologist visit the school to teach them more about dinosaur eggs. They finished the month with a One School, One Book, One Enormous Night program. The school had poster contests, an egg drop contest and classrooms created dioramas and "book fair" boards. It was a fun event that they hope to repeat next year!
The Penn Elementary Reading Fair was on April 29, 2015 in conjunction with the Spring Book Fair. Parents viewed story boards, ate hot dogs, and visited the Book Fair in the library.
Students shared information on a book of their choosing by creating a tri-fold board. Reading elements were required by each grade level and student’s creativity and application of the elements were judged.
Everyone got in on the fun, Kindergarten through Fifth grade.