celebrate-litPassport to Reading

Calling all travelers…pack your literacy backpacks and learn how our school traveled around the world with literacy!

Our students enjoyed their travels around the world visiting various literary genre destinations. They had so much fun on their travels around the world!

Passports in hand…ready to go…students met at designated spots around the school by grade level Monday – Friday 7:50- 8:10 a.m. They enjoyed learning about each genre and experienced an exemplar text in that genre. After visiting each destination, all students received a genre stamp in their traveler passport. PK-5 rotated to one station each day. Books on Poetry, Realistic Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction. Informational text, and Fairy Tales were read by an author, parents, firefighters, police officers, and our fabulous principal. A Schedule was posted on Google Classroom for all teachers.

Idea inspired by: http://www.raisingaselfreliantchild.com/2014/06/11/free-childrens-summer-reading-game-book-traveler-passport-printable/

Our student council was out of this world with this event by bringing large easels with the genre information and chairs for our guest readers. They also escorted the reader to their designated areas around the world and handed out passport stickers to the teachers when they arrived. I received lots of positive feedback from this activity. This was definitely a check for success!

Google Around the World

We’re going around the world with technology! We added a technology piece to this year’s event.  Each Class researched and created a Google Slide Presentation to share on our school Google Classroom by the last day of the event.  Some teachers took it a step further and continued their Google Slides activities with researching and creating a Google Slide about their favorite authors.

K- Alphabet Around the World
1-  Animals Around the World
2- Food Around the World
3- Sports Around the World
4- Landmarks Around the World
5- Celebrations Around the World


Pairing and Sharing Across the World

Our trip would not have been complete without souvenirs! Our book swap allowed each student to take home a grade specific book of their choice.

What trip isn’t complete without Starbooks Café, which included hot chocolate, cookies, and book marker making.

We ended the week with our Book Character Parade and buddy reading. Some of our teachers even had students paint their favorite books on rocks to share with the community by hiding them and posting them on the Facebook group, Martin County Rocks.

We had a great trip Celebrating Literacy!