Friday was one exciting day! After we got off the ferry from our swimming lessons in Port McNeill we started our Reading Celebration.
Before lunch we read Wombat Stew and then got into groups and made sound effects to go along with different parts of the story. We also played Book Hangman on the Smartboard and read another chapter of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (we’re almost done).
After lunch we made our own bookmarks, tried our hand at being an illustrator, and went shopping for new books to take home (Mrs. Watson collects books all year for the Reading Celebration). Next we wrote digital stories with the students in the Kindergarten/Grade1 class. Many of the students chose to buddy up with their younger siblings. We all wrote fantastic partner Storybirds. Up next we had a little time to finish up our bookmarks and shop for another book before our families arrived to read with us before going home to get ready for the evening. It was so nice to see parents, grandparents, and aunties spread out around the school reading!
We returned to school at 5:30 for our potluck supper, more reading fun, and the sleepover. Thank you to all the parents for the amazing food they made for our feast. It was absolutely delicious! After dinner we had the Reading with Expression Contest. Everyone did such an amazing job that we all won a special prize! Next we got into teams and played Harry Potter Jeopardy on the Smartboard. It was so much fun.
We finished the evening with a movie, popcorn and snacks before climbing into our tents to read before bed.
We’re already looking forward to next year!