Gotta Keep Readin’!
March 1st is Read Across America Day! We have many fun events planned for this day to get Wiley students excited about reading:
· Students can come to school that day dressed as their favorite book character
· The entire school will “stop, drop & read” from 9:15-9:30 am
· The Cat in the Hat will visit classrooms and give out prizes
March 1st is also the kick-off day for Wiley’s 2013 reading incentive program called Gotta Keep Readin’! Students grades K-5 are invited to participate in the Gotta Keep Readin’ program, and each grade level will have its own age-appropriate goal. The program offers students fifteen different reading activities to choose from in their afterschool time. We will send out the activity log next Monday so you can get an idea of how it will work. Each time students engage in an activity, they record their time spent and have an adult initial their sheet. In this way, students work toward their time goals. Students can give their completed time logs to the school librarian on or before April 12. If they complete their time goal, they will be invited to attend a Library Party! We hope you will encourage your child to participate in Read Across America Day and Gotta Keep Readin’, and we will be sending out more information soon. If you have questions at that time, please contact Ms. Molloy or Mrs. Brownell. -Info provided by Ms. Molloy and Mrs. Brownell
Books Are Magic Donations Needed
Keep the book donations coming! We had a great start and need to keep up the trend. Please donate gently used books to the containers outside the office. All books will go to Wiley kids and extras to other local children.
Pull, not Push
Monday, I presented a seminar on Global Education at Meredith College. I shared this TED Talk to emphasize that global education is about skills and attitudes of global thinkers. At Wiley, we work to build these traits through our global matrix. You may remember its elements are: Investigate the World, Recognize Perspectives, Communicate Ideas, and Take Action. Can you find these in the TED Talk?