Wednesday, March 8, 2017

I Love to Read Week #SOL17 Day 8

I am participating in the Slice of Life Story Challenge (SOLSC; #SOL17) 
hosted by Two Writing Teachers
Each day for the month of March I will be posting a "Slice of Life". 
Please feel free to stop back and check out my other posts here.

This week my daughter's school is having "I Love to Read" Week. They brought books to donate one day and brought favorite books to read in class another. Today was "dress like your favorite book character" day and they had guest speakers come to talk about reading and read to classes. Then tonight was a literacy night event with a guest speaker.

I'm torn.

I love the focus on reading. I love the push. I love the fun and enjoyment surrounding reading.

But why isn't that every week? Every day?

Shouldn't THAT be our goal? To make every day about loving to read? That's my goal!

1 comment:

  1. Krista,
    I know what you mean. We have Literacy Week at our school and everyone is always scrambling to decorate their doors, have guest reader visits, etc. And, then it's over. People go back to their regular routines and no change is impacted. At least, that's what it feels like. Not sure how to change this because to suggest otherwise would go against the grain. What if we broke up Literacy Week throughout the year - October through June? Every week everyone would do something in their class that could then be highlighted through the school's social media channels - would that be more effective? I guess it depends on what the overall purpose is. If it's to help nurture life long readers, then these public displays of fluff (sometimes) don't do it. Hmmm. This feels like more of a blog post than a comment! Thanks for bringing up this important topic!