This year for the first time the whole Junior School participated in the Book Week parade as part of our Book Week celebrations. It was wonderful to see most students as well as teachers and support staff dressed up as their favourite book character. It was certainly a tough decision for the two judges to select a boy from each class.
After the parade the older boys read from their book to their buddies in the lower grades.
Everyone had a great morning.
One of the most important things parents can do, beyond keeping kids healthy and safe, is to read with them. That means starting when they are newborns and not even able to talk, and continuing well beyond the years that they can read by themselves. Study after study shows that early reading with children helps them learn to speak, interact, bond with parents and read early themselves, and reading with kids who already know how to read helps them feel close to caretakers, understand the world around them and be empathetic citizens of the world.
“It’s so important to start reading from Day One,” Ms Baker says. “The sound of your voice, the lyrical quality of the younger [books] are poetic … It’s magical, even at 8 weeks old they focus momentarily, they’re closer to your heart.” As they begin to grow, families should make sure books are available everywhere in the home, like it’s your “daily bread.” (Amen.) But it shouldn’t end when kids begin to read on their own. “As they become independent readers, we tend to let them go, but even kids in older demographics love nothing more than that time with their parents,” Baker says. “We’re blown away that kids time and again said the most special time they recall spending with a parent is reading together.”
Liza Baker, the executive editorial director at Scholastic.
Note for Audio books
Wednesday 27 May 2020 at 11:00am
This is an annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books.
What a fun day we had with all grades having the story read to them.
Prep were lucky enough to have our Headmaster Mr Brown reading to them in the library. The library had a display set up, full of bling to go along with the theme of the book.
Grade 6 - College Captain Alister Gomersall
Grade 1 - Head of Junior School Mrs Morris
Grades 2 and 3 - Deputy Head of Junior School- Administration & Student Wellbeing Mr Griffith
Grades 4 and 5 - Deputy Head of Junior School (Teaching and Learning) Mrs Warwick.
Mrs Warwick had a group of boys act out the book whilst she narrated. The audience certainly enjoyed the performance.
All the presenters really got into the spirit of the ‘Divas” with feather boas and tiaras.
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