"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader" is the theme for this year's Literacy Week, which begins today, Tuesday, 26, continuing through Friday, 29 January.
Schools across all three islands have planned a wealth of activities to celebrate the week. Below is the schedule of events.
- Tuesday 26th - 8.30 a.m. School assembly, literacy theme
- Wednesday 27th - 6.30. p.m. Bedtime Story Time
- Thursday 28th - Rotary Read Aloud
- Friday 29th - Book Fair and Literacy Character Day
RED BAY PRIMARY:
Tuesday 26th - All in Together featuring author Jackie French
Wednesday 27th - Literacy and Parents Day (book swap-shop open all day)
Thursday 28th - Literacy Costume Parade (with visiting authors Twyla Vargas & Nazaria Suckoo)
Friday 29th - Hooray for Reading Day!
JOHN A. CUMBER PRIMARY:
Tuesday 26th - 8:30 a.m. Reading with the Stars (with Donna Bush and Jason Harper from CITN)
Friday 29th - 8:45 - 10:15 a.m. Celebration of Learning
BODDEN TOWN PRIMARY:
Tuesday 26th - 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cuddle and Read
Tuesday - Friday - daily Stop! Drop and Read after lunch break
Thursday 28th - Rotary Read Aloud
Friday 29th - Students attend school dressed as their favourite characters
Tuesday 26th - Classroom literacy activities
9:00 -10 a.m. - Buddy reading
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Classroom literacy activities
11:30-12:00 noon - Folk tales told by North Side Public Librarian Mrs. Whittaker
1:00-2:00p.m. - Compound-word Competition
2:00-3:00p.m. - MLA Ezzard Miller will read to students
Thursday 28th - Book Character Day
Friday 29th - Be Active Assembly - Healthy Words
Bookmobile on site
WEST END PRIMARY:
Thursday 28th - 7:00p.m. Literacy Night
Throughout the week Rotary Club members and other community leaders will visit the school to read with students.
CREEK & SPOTT BAY PRIMARY:
Ongoing activities throughout the week:
Celebrity Readers: Community leaders will visit to read with students
Stop! Drop and Read
Thursday 28th - Book Swap: students exchange books they've already read
Friday 29th - Literacy Day (special events for juniors and infants)
Reading treasure hunt and games
Literacy and Technology
Dramatization, retelling and illustration of fairy tales and nursery rhymes
LITTLE CAYMAN EDUCATION SERVICE:
Special Readers - Parents and community leaders will visit to read with students
Author's Chair - Parents are invited to view displays of students' original stories; students will also read some of their stories to their parents.
Parents and other interested persons should contact each school for more details on each of their Literacy Week activities.
Source: Department of Education Services.
For further information contact: Kenisha Morgan