Today's amazing post of World Read Aloud Day inspiration comes from our WRADvocate and leader of the "WRAD Pack" in Monterrey Mexico, Vincent Ventura. Read on to read the creative activities that he has planned for his school and community.
World Read Aloud Day is just around the corner! On March 5, 2014 the American School Foundation of Monterrey Elementary School (ASFM ELEM) will be celebrating all day long. The WRAD Pack (volunteer teachers planning World Read Aloud Day) has been busy planning wonderful activities. Here is our plan:
1. Who's That Reader?
Students and teachers will choolse a favorite book and have their photograph taken holding the book so that it covers your face, only showing your eyes. The photographs will be displayed throughout the school.
2. Book Doors - Recycle, Recreate, Read Aloud Explosion
All classrooms will decorate their door as a book cover. One sheet of craft paper will be distributed to each class and the remaining decorations will be made from recycled materials. Students may choose to highlight the work of a particular author or they may focus on a particular genre.
3. Drop Everything and Read
On WRAD from 8:15 - 8:30 am, the entire building will drop everything and read. Music will play in the background while students, teachers, secretaries, administrators and support staff are absorbed in their books.
4. Character Day
Students & teachers will be encouraged to dress up as their favorite book character and will of course have the book with them as well!
5. San Pedro de Pinta
We are rallying volunteers from our school community and other local organizations to come and read their favorite English or Spanish read aloud(s) to children at San Pedro de Pinta on Calzada del Valle in the open air!
6. Read Aloud Recess
We're encouraging all of our students to read aloud with friends during recess. Every child will have a chance to share a book that they think all of their friends should read.
Wherever you are I'm certain that you will have a wonderful World Read Aloud Day! To see updates and photos from the ASFM ELEM celebration join our Facebook community.