C.R.E.W. Begins at Glenwood Landing
Glenwood Landing began its month long C.R.E.W. (Curious Readers Enthusiastic Writers) festival with an exciting school-wide assembly. This year, the theme, “Space: The Reading Frontier.”
While students read and write all year long, the month of C.R.E.W. reinforces these skills by continuing to focus on genres including poetry, fairytales, non-fiction, personal narratives, biographies, memoirs and picture books. Additionally, this is a special time where students participate in a number of activities (some new and some traditional) including: the “word of the day”, a visit by famous children’s author Seymour Simon, guest reader visits by friends and/or family who this year will bring cozy blankets to sit and read on for the C.R.E.W. “Guest Reader Read-In.” Plus, many, many library activities will take place throughout the month. Congratulations to the winner of this year’s button contest, fifth grader Emma Rivera!
Students will also be challenged to read more books than the year before and fill out “rocket ships” with their names, titles and authors of the books they have read which will be placed in Glenwood Landing Elementary on display!
In April, there will be a closing ceremony to culminate the CREW festival. Many thanks go out to the teachers, staff, the entire CREW committee and the Glenwood Landing School-Community Association (SCA) who are all essential in the success of this event.
Article by Shelly Newman and photo by Adrienne Daley