Moose Jaw Schools Participating in Reading Town Canada

By Wednesday March 2nd, 2016news

Schools throughout Moose Jaw are getting in the Reading Town Canada spirit. Here are just some of the ways schools are participating.

Sacred Heart School 

  • Participating in DROP EVERYTHING AND READ throughout the week
  • Reading material posted throughout the school
  • Martin Springett, Author of Kate and Pippin, will present to students for Pre-k to Grade 3
  • Author Susin Nielsen to present to student in grade 7 & 8

St. Agnes School 

  • Staff recommends: staff will take photos holding their favourite book, photos to be displayed throughout the school.
  • Display of most loved books in trophy display case
  • Participating in DROP EVERYTHING AND READ throughout the week                                                                                                                                                                                                              Students are volunteering to read with senior citizens

St. Margaret School 

  • Participating in DROP EVERYTHING AND READ throughout the week.
  • Top 10 books announced over intercom
  • Reading material posted throughout the school
  • Martin Springett, Author of Kate and Pippin, will present to students for Pre-k to Grade 3
  • Students in grades 4 to 8 will read in the Crescent Park Reading Glens
  • Paperback Book exchange
  • Parents will be invited to bring a brown bag lunch to participate in a reading event with their children.
  • Book Bracket March madness style

St. Mary School will:

  • Participating in DROP EVERYTHING AND READ throughout the week.
  • Reading and Rays: Weather permitting, classes will walk to a local park to enjoy a good book
  • Students are participating in a school-wide Battle of the Books. Beginning in April, teachers have been reading four pre-selected books each week. Students have been voting for their favourites each week. Teachers have been using the selected books to engage students in other reading and writing activities such as vocabulary development and literary devices. The winning books go on to face off against the next week’s books.
  • Martin Springett, Author of Kate and Pippin, will present to students for Pre-k to Grade 3
  • Breakfast with Books: Staff and students will dress up as their favourite literary character. The students will have an opportunity to mingle with other literary greats over breakfast. Each student will have a name tag and can share information about who they are and what book they are from with parents and reading buddies.
  • Give a Book-Take a Book exchange for students and parents
  • Author Susin Nielsen to present to student in grade 7 & 8
  • Book Walk: Students will take a walk around the school where pages of a book will be displayed in order. Students will go on the book walk and then go back to the classroom and write about what would happen if there was just one more page in the book.

St. Michael School

  • Participating in DROP EVERYTHING AND READ throughout the week.
  • Martin Springett, Author of Kate and Pippin, will present to students for Pre-k to Grade 3
  • Grade 4/5 Public Library visit and Crescent Park Reading Glen
  • Author Susin Nielsen to present to student in grade 7 & 8
  • Book Walk-students will take a walk around the school where pages of a book will be displayed in order. Students will go on the book walk and then go back to the classroom and write about what would happen if there was just one more page in the book.

Vanier Collegiate

  • Homeroom Reading: Everyday 10 minute homeroom period will be dedicated to reading.
  • Featured Author: Various Canadian Authors will be displayed, and students who sign out one of the Canadian authors, reads the book, and writes a short synopsis, their name will be entered in the draw for a Kindle Fire.  The students will have from the Monday to Friday to do this, and the draw will be on Monday, May 12th.
  • Favourite Character:  On Friday, staff will come dressed as their favourite book character or their favourite reading clothes.
  • Favourite Book Display: Teachers at Vanier will tell me what their favorite book is as well as a short description of what the book is about. Students will then have to match the teacher with the book.
  • Hunger Games Scavenger Hunt: One chapter from each of the Hunger Games Series books have been placed in various destinations throughout the school. Students will have to tell me in order, where the pages are located, and from which Hunger Game book it is from.
  • Read as you go along:  Pages from  books and poems (typed out) will be placed along the floors and walls of the school,so students can read as they go.

Westmount School

  • Barry Ahenakew will be coming to present the Oral tradition of Buffalo Boy and then we will also host round dances following the Story telling.

Cornerstone Christian School

  • The focus for the Grade 6 classroom’s Learning Fair on the evening of May 7, 2014 is READING.  Each student will be preparing a display (diorama, sculpture, poster, etc.) depicting a recent book they’ve read.

Central Collegiate

  • Noon tea during which students, mainly from the Creative Writing Class share their writing and poetry.

Prince Arthur School

  • Grandparents Reading Day
  • Paper Back Book Exchange
  • Poetry Writing Activity (Spring theme) to create a spring poetry book
  • Moms, Magazines and Muffins to celebrate Mother’s Day, students along with their moms/grandmas/aunts are invited for coffee, juice and muffins as well as read together.

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