Students at St. Elizabeth Catholic School in Wallaceburg participated in a day to help raise awareness of the importance of reading. Students wore western costumes, including cowboy hats and boots, as they set out to "round-up" reading for the day!
"This day was all about stressing the importance of literacy in our every day lives," says Liz Gibson, Principal of St. Elizabeth Catholic School. "Our staff developed a number of activities, both in the classroom and in school-wide groups, that made for a fun day of reading and learning together!"
Guest readers were invited in, including Trustee Carol Bryden, who co-authored the children's book Yellow Bear Goes to Catholic School. Other guest readers included Ursuline College Principal Ray Power, UCC Vice Principal Ed Freeburn, Superintendent of Education Laura Callaghan, members of the staff of Catholic Curriculum Services and parents.
Students also collected pledges to honour the reading goals they set a few weeks back and participated in reading activities in school families and with their reading buddies.
In a brand new tradition at St. Elizabeth, the Grade 8 class will purchase a legacy book for JK students entering the school in September. They will write a short message to the future Charger graduates and sign it with the date.
"Families will be able build on many of these activities at home," says Mrs. Gibson. "Special thanks to all of our staff members for making our reading round-up a success!"
In the photo above, Trustee Carol Bryden reads the children's book Yellow Bear Goes to Catholic School to students at St. Elizabeth Catholic School.