C.R.E.W. (Curious Readers, Enthusiastic Writers) Ceremony Ends at Glenwood Landing School

C.R.E.W. Ends at Glenwood Landing “The Sport of Reading and Writing”

In January 2018, Glenwood Landing began its month long C.R.E.W. (Curious Readers Enthusiastic Writers) festival. On Friday, Feb 2, GWL fifth graders presented an original play culminating CREW 2018. This year, the C.R.E.W. committee proudly stated that the theme was “The Sport of Reading and Writing” inspired by the upcoming 2018 Olympics. Students were encouraged all month to read books about fiction, poetry, non-fiction, biographies, and science fiction, just to name a few and write about them! The enjoyable ceremony was filled with facts about the Olympic Games. Beginning with the first games and leading up to the Winter Olympics this February in South Korea. Additionally, students watched and listened with enthusiasm and had the opportunity to participate by singing the popular C.R.E.W. songs.
The following lists some new and traditional events that took place at Glenwood Landing during C.R.E.W. this year:

  • A visit by author, Peter Brown, children writer of “The Wild Robot”
  • Buddy Reading & Writing, inter-classes share reading and writing together
  • Guest Readers, a special time when parents and/or family members and friends come to Glenwood Landing School to read to the students
  • Olympic and other trivia!
  • “St. Jude StoryQuest, which includes raising money for children with cancer.
  • C.R.E.W. Button Contest, a favorite activity where each student participates in drawing the new C.R.E.W. button. During the opening ceremony, the best student buttons from each grade were selected and the children were called up onstage. The 2018 school-wide button contest winner was Avery FitzPatrick. Congratulations to all of the students for creating such beautiful C.R.E.W. buttons!  

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. During C.R.E.W., students try to read more books than the year before! 
Many thanks go out to the teachers, staff, the C.R.E.W. committee, and the Glenwood Landing School-Community Association (SCA) who are all essential in the success of this event.  

Article and photos by Shelly Newman

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