Glen Head Reading Celebration Comes To A Close “Read, Reuse, Recycle”

The annual Glen Head School Reading Celebration came to a close on Friday, January 19, 2018. This year, the theme was "Read, Reuse, Recycle!" Principal Nimmo stated at the opening ceremony that, “We want to help students see that the knowledge we acquire through books is borrowed from the library shelves, recycled into our own words and reused as a new idea or quality research project that is shared with others.”

Principal Nimmo added, “We will be talking about the need to take responsibility for our environment. The books we read give us the information we need to learn about what may be harming our earth and offer ways we can protect it. The options are endless when you encourage students to discover different ways to recycle, reuse and repurpose materials into useful items or artwork.”

Glen Head students read a total of 101,375 minutes said Ms. Mia Ramirez. She continued, “This year the Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade read a total of 36,024 minutes, while our 3rd, 4th and 5th Graders read a total of 65,351 minutes.

To everyone’s delight, guest author Peter Brown visited the Glen Head School on January 10th. He explained to him how he came up with drawings for his popular book, “The Wild Robot” and announced that the sequel called “The Wild Robot Escapes will likely be available in March 2018. To coincide with Peter Brown’s books as well as the Reading Celebration theme, students created robots out of recycled materials only. The robots were on display in the library for all to see and used to help welcome Mr. Brown.

The teachers performed the book A Tree Named Steve , which highlighted the importance trees can have in our life and the many ways they can be re-purposed.

Congratulations to all of the Glen Head students who worked so hard and read so many new and exciting books during this 2018 Reading Celebration. Please keep it up throughout the school year!

Article by Shelly Newman
Photos by Denise Statile and Shelly Newman

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