Winkler Elementary Celebrates I Love To Read Month

books 1February is I Love to Read month and Winkler Elementary School’s theme for this year is Reading, Reading, Everywhere! To engage students in reading every day, the school has come up with daily activities and challenges to make reading fun, whether it’s at school with friends or at home with their families.

One of the daily activities at school is Stop, Drop and Read. For this, a certain song is played over the intercom after which everyone in the school building stops what they are doing, stays right where they are and grabs anything to read and just reads, reads, reads until the next bell goes.

To make things even more interesting, WES principal Barb Neufeld has initiated a principal’s challenge. Every day she challenges students to read more than she does and whoever does is entered for a chance to win books, an iPad mini or a kobo e-reader. The students come to school with motivation and excitement.

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Plum Coulee Celebrates I Love To Read Month

books 1Plum Coulee School kicked off their I Love To Read Month with an assembly in the gym on February 2. The theme at Plum Coulee this month is "Wild about Reading." Students will take part in Stop Drop and Read activities, and also enjoy special visitors in their classrooms. Each class will get a mystery visitor during one of the daily Stop, Drop and Read times.  If the class correctly guesses the identity of the visitor, they will get a treat of "animal crackers" (would you guess that the volunteer panda in the photo below is Kindergarten teacher Lori Driedger?). There are also daily animal trivia questions with prizes, as well as the Principal's Reading Challenge to each class.

Grade 6 students will be preparing a Reader’s Theatre, and classes will be able to invite the group in to present their show. A highlight this month is the Hall Party being planned for Friday, February 27th. Students can come dressed up as an animal or a favorite book character.

As a special part of this month's focus on reading, Grade 2 & 3 students will also be receiving a Premier’s Reading Certificate.

Below are some photos of the activities taking place at Plum Coulee School.

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