Friday, November 29, 2013

Reading Adventure Day

It was one of those things that started as a mere suggestion. Our wonderful and fearless elementary principal said during planning meeting that we should have a math day and a reading day. While we first decided to have math day in the fall, we quickly changed our minds when we realized how perfect 100th Day would be as a math day. Then we realized that Monday, 25 November would be a PERFECT day to have a Reading Day. Why perfect, you ask? Well, Tuesday was a half day for parent/teacher conferences, Wednesday was a teacher workday, and Thursday and Friday were Thanksgiving Break. This meant the 25th was the only full day of school--PERFECT day for Reading Day.

After some planning (mainly deciding what we wanted to do and then about a week before, sitting down and deciding who would do what), much discussion about costumes (or me going on Pinterest and sending out suggestions to various people about who they should dress up as), Reading Adventure Day finally came.

From reader's theaters, to muffins and hot chocolate, to various staff members reading, to silent reading, to a reading scavenger hunt it was a fun-packed day.

Thing 1 and Thing 2 wait patiently for snack


Harold, The Purple Crayon, and The Wall he drew on

Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout won't take the garbage out

Our wonderful school counselor joined in the fun

Viola Swamp came and read about her adventures

Mrs. Marple even dropped by
As did a cat from a Czech children's book!
Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy friends? Who knew!

Percy Jackson enjoys some silent reading time with Draco

Junie B. Jones also enjoys silent reading

As does Queen Esther

Our closing reader's theater--a turkey goes before congress to get fish made the official Thanksgiving food

My lovely flatmates and myself--Madeline, Harold's Purple Crayon, and The Paper Bag Princess
The 1st-5th Grade Teachers-The Paper Bag Princess, Viola Swamp, Pippi Longstocking, and Madeline