25th Reading Celebration Begins at GH
The 25th anniversary of the Glen Head Reading Celebration was Friday, March 16th, with the theme, "Stand Up and Read!" Students were lead in song by the fifth grade Sunshine Kids who sang "Don't Laugh at Me" while simultaneously using sign language and sang the traditional Reading Celebration song, "Reading Carousel." All of the students at the assembly took the traditional "reading pledge."
Principal Nimmo read the book Jungle Bullies by Steven Kroll and talked about the following messages that the author integrated into the story including:
1. Reading can take you on new adventures and introduce you to new ideas. Connections form this story could be made to students' everyday lives.
2. It is important to stand up to bullying. "If you see something, say something" to an adult. (For example, the way Monkey did in the story.)
3. We use words to solve problems - The animals in the story were much bigger than Monkey. However, he was the first to use words to solve the problem. Also, it takes only one person to make a difference.
4. Sharing is always a good idea. Doing things with others is more interesting than doing it alone.
Please ask your child about this story and the messages listed above. Additionally, they can retell it to you.
Guest author, Kathryn will visit Glen Head on Wednesday, March 28th, to talk about her books, One and Zero. Other upcoming events that Glen Head students can look forward to on March 19th- 23rd: Guest Readers will visit classrooms to read stories related to the theme, March 28: The GH Book Fair, and April 5: Reading Celebration Closing Ceremony. Don’t forget to keep your children engaged in reading activities!