Celebrated their love of reading

The Grade 5/6 class listen to Becky Wigemyr share her children’s books during her author visit to Theresetta School on Fri. Jan. 24. ECA Review/Submitted

The days in January have flown by, which was not helped along by the four days without buses due to the cold weather but classes are back to speeding along and students are working on many exciting projects and attending multiple extracurricular activities.

Theresetta’s 2nd Annual Book Week was Jan. 20 – 24! All week long the staff and students celebrated books and their love of reading with different daily activities.

Monday started off the festivities with the students having the chance to write a review about one of their favourite books.

Students then shared these reviews, as a way to convince their peers to read their chosen book on Tuesday during ‘Favourite Character Dress-Up Day’.

On Wednesday, students completed a scavenger hunt activity in the library looking on all the bookshelves for books to fit within each of the provided clues. Those with the most correct answers won a prize!

On Thursday, the students had the chance to make a personalized bookmark during recess, complete with a fun tassel, to mark their place in their favourite stories.

Also on Thursday Mrs. Kneller and her wonderful music classes shared a literacy-themed song they had been working on.

It was to the tune of the popular pop song “Shut Up and Dance” but the words were changed to be all about reading!

To end the week with a bang, the students had the opportunity to meet and listen to author Becky Wigemyr! She travelled from her home in Brooks, Alta. to share with the students, the two children’s books she wrote.

She told them what it is like being an author, how to get a book published and shared her love of cowboy stories!

Throughout the week some other events were happening all the while, including the teachers reading their favourite book to a different class every day, and a school-wide contest for students to write and illustrate their own book, with the chance to have their book chosen to be published in hardcover and put into the school’s library.

Overall, Book Week was a roaring success, and it was really nice for everyone at the school to spend some dedicated time sharing their love of books.


by K. Smawley

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