Gill St. Bernard's Lower School recently celebrated Read Across America Week, with a variety of exciting events designed to promote a love of reading and learning. The week kicked off on Wednesday, March 1st with "Wild About Books" day, during which students were encouraged to dress in animal print and focus on reading books about animals. The day included a reading of "Wild About Books" by Judy Sierra during Town Meeting, as well as the creation of animal-themed bookmarks.
Thursday was "Team Up for Reading" day, during which students dressed in sports attire and focused on reading athlete biographies and sports stories. The day included reading buddies, a book swap, and each student going home with a new book. Additionally, the school donated 278 books to South 17th Street School in Newark, NJ.
Friday was "Flashlight Friday, Cuddle Up with a Good Book" day, where students dressed in cozy attire and were given finger flashlights for D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read) time.
Monday was "Reading Rocks" day, where students dressed like rock stars and focused on reading rock star biographies. The day also included creating kindness rocks for the school's rock garden.
Overall, Read Across America Week was a huge success. By incorporating fun and creative elements into the week's events, the Lower School succeeded in inspiring students to explore new books and expand their knowledge and interests.