Today marks Family Literacy Day, but Open Roads Public School has been celebrating it all week.
Each day throughout the week has had a theme, from hats on for reading to pyjamas and penlights day. There has also been daily literature quizzes to win books, and story time with the librarian.
Teacher Karen Kudlacek sees the creative approach helping get students engaged.
“We think that it encourages reading a little bit more, it has a fun aspect to it,” Kudlacek said. “We also try to encourage reading buddies so the older kids are kind of motivating the younger ones to show that reading is important.”
Open Roads also provided a lengthy list of ways to celebrate Family Literacy Day during the PD Day today. It includes sharing a bedtime story, writing a letter, short story or song, and finding a recipe and making it.
“We encourage all sorts of literacy here at Open Roads School because we want kids reading and immersed in literature,” Kudlacek said. “We want to encourage that love of reading becasue it's a lifelong skill that kids will use throughout their life.”
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