At Southwood School we focus on literacy every month. However, the month of February is known as “Literacy Month”, so we want to take time during February to do some extra literacy activities to help show the joys of reading, writing and playing games that promote literacy.
Starting at the beginning of February, the students will have the opportunity to do a take-home Literacy Challenge. Students are asked to try to complete all of the 25 literacy activities on the challenge sheet in the month of February. They can check off each activity square as they do them at home. When the challenge is completed, the sheet can be returned to the classroom teacher to earn 1 house point per row completed!
Throughout the month of February, we will be listening to “The Lorax” (Dr. Seuss) read by Ms. Thiessen and Ms. Johnson during the morning announcements, classes will decorate a bulletin board in a “literacy themed way” of their choosing and we’ll have DEAR (drop everything and read) time once a day for a week. We are hoping to have local celebrity, Corny Rempel, come to read to the students and we’ll wrap up literacy month by watching “The Lorax”.
We are looking forward to Literacy month getting started!