On January 31, 2019, Glenwood Landing concluded its month long C.R.E.W. (Curious Readers Enthusiastic Writers) festival with an exciting school-wide assembly where the fifth graders performed an amazing, original play and dance. This year, the C.R.E.W. committee proudly stated that this was the 30th anniversary of C.R.E.W. at Glenwood Landing School. This year, the theme was “Readers as Leaders.” Students were encouraged all month to read lots of books about fiction, poetry, non-fiction, biographies, and science fiction, just to name a few and write about them!
Events that took place all month included:
Visit by award author/illustrator, Kathryn Otoshi, One, Zero, Two and Beautiful Hands
Leaders as Readers Trivia, children were asked questions regarding famous Leaders
Buddy Reading & Writing, inter-classes shared reading and writing together
Guest Readers, a special time where parents, family members, friends, and administrators including Superintendent, Dr. Peter Giarrizzo, came to read to the GWL students
Dignity DiplomatsasLeaders and Readers, went into gym classes teaching about leadership
St. Jude StoryQuest, helped raise money for children with cancer with a goal of $3,000
Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader, showcased students who set and accomplished high reading levels
Leaders in S.T.E.A.M, coordinated various S.T.E.A.M. activities with the C.R.E.W. theme
C.R.E.W. Button Contest, revealed, Nicole Tom, as the school winner! Additionally, students at each grade level were called on stage for their great buttons! 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 were challenged to read and enjoy 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 were all essential in the success of this month-long reading and writing celebration.
Article and photos by Shelly Newman
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