C.R.E.W. Begins at Glenwood Landing
Readers as Leaders
On January 4th, Glenwood Landing began its month long C.R.E.W. (Curious Readers Enthusiastic Writers) festival with an exciting school-wide assembly celebrating 30 years of C.R.E.W. This year, the C.R.E.W. committee proudly stated that the theme was “Readers as Leaders.” Students will be 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 songs and a presentation summarizing all of the educational activities that will take place during the month of January 2019.
Some exciting new and traditional events that are planned for C.R.E.W. this year include:
A visit by author, Kathryn Otoshi, who wrote One, Zero, Two and Beautiful Hands
Leaders as Readers Trivia, children will be asked questions regarding famous Leaders
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
Dignity DiplomatsasLeaders and Readers, will go into classrooms to help students with their reading and writing
St. Jude StoryQuest, which includes raising money for children with cancer. A new goal of $3,000 was announced by GWL for this important cause.
Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader, will showcase students who set and accomplish high reading levels
Leaders in S.T.E.A.M, will tie in S.T.E.A.M. activities with the C.R.E.W. theme
C.R.E.W. Button Contest, a favorite activity where each student participated 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. Additionally, the school-wide button contest winner was revealed, Nicole Tom. 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. Additionally, many, many library activities will take place throughout the month.
During C.R.E.W., students will be challenged to read more books than the year before!
On January 31st, there will be a closing ceremony to culminate the C.R.E.W. festival. 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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