Students, staff and families participated in a variety of activities and presentations to celebrate Reading Week at Grandview PS in New Hamburg last week.
This special week to encourage and emphasize reading enjoyment and reading engagement was kicked off on Monday with a presentation to the Primary students by storyteller Derek Brisland.
Tuesday was Pajama Day, the Scholastic Book Fair opened and in the evening a Family Literacy Night was hosted by Kim Krueger-Kischak, an Early Literacy Specialist from the YMCA.
On Wednesday Eric Walters, a well-known Canadian children’s author, made a presentation to the students. Walters spoke about where he gets his ideas and inspiration for his many books. He shared his love of sports, Canadian history and nature and the many unsung and often unknown characters and events he has researched and included in his novels. Students were keen to ask Walters questions about his travels, his books and his experiences.
On Thursday local educator Mary Sasanow visited each class, bringing the Book of Awesome alive for the students. At the end of the day, students, grandparents, parents and staff were all invited to Stop, Drop and Read for the last period of the day.