Scholastic Book Fair & Art Show
The theme of this year’s fair was “Feeling Groovy – Peace * Love * Books”. Book Fair Week was filled with many fun activities.
- Teachers completed“Wish Lists” to help build their classroom libraries. Families had the opportunity to donate a book on his/her teacher’s list to the classroom. Newly added books can spark a student’s interest in reading, and the more a child chooses to read the better he/she will get.
- There was Family Night on Thursday. Parents met with Asst Principal, Jill Metzgerin the Performing Arts room of the DuBourg to start the night and kick off our school-wide Summer Reading Challenge, as well as introduce some awesome incentives to keep our students reading over the summer. Meanwhile students enjoyed literacy activities in the Early Childhood Development Center classrooms.
The always popular BRAG (Books, Reading and Grandparents) event began with Mass where the faculty filled all the liturgical roles.
Mass was followed by treats on the Desert and Book Fair shopping/Art Show viewing.
A grade level coin competition called “My Teacher and Mrs. Metzger have gone SILLY over reading!” was introduced during Book Fair Week. Grade levels will compete with each other to collect money that will be used for technology for our primary and middle school libraries, and to begin the process of giving our high school library a face lift. The coin drive will run until May 6.
- There were poster raffles, guessing games and Peace * Love * Books BINGO held over the PA with all classrooms participating.
Another fun event was that of the Golden Tickets. Every time a teacher caught a student reading without prompting, that child received a Golden Ticket which went into a drawing for a Reading Basket filled with goodies. Some students were even luckier to receive Golden Tickets which had Free Kona Ice or Sweet Treat from Mrs. Metzger written on the reverse side of the ticket.
The Book Fair adds new books in a variety of genres to our classroom and school libraries. It also puts books in kids’ hands to keep them reading over the summer vacation.
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Many thanks to so many who worked hard to make this event so successful…and a special shout-out to Mrs. Metzger.