Tuesday, January 27 is Family Literacy Day in Canada. Family Literacy Day was created to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. To celebrate this very important day, a variety of family focused literacy events will be occurring throughout the entire Lakehead Public Schools system.
Some of the events occurring to celebrate Family Literacy Day include:
Kingsway Park Public School & Hyde Park Public School
Kingsway Park and Hyde Park Public Schools will be sharing a number of local authors and speakers who will be providing readings to all classes throughout the day on Family Literacy Day.
The readers include:
- Marianne Jones, retired teacher and published author
- Heather McLeod, singer, song writer, story teller and published author
- Bonnie Ferrante, local published author
- Felicia Waboose, Elder and Fort Hope Band member and resident of Thunder Bay
Reading times at Hyde Park Public School are 9:30 to 10:00, 10:00 to 10:30 and 11:15 to 11:45
Reading times at Kingsway Park Public School are 1:30 to 2:00, 2:00 to 2:30 and 2:30 to 3:00
Nor’wester View Public School
The Grade 6 students at Nor’wester View Public School have created a fun activity that has combined mathematics and literacy! This student run activity will illustrate how literacy is a component of math and how math can be fun. Students will be engaged through the addition of a physical education component.
Westmount Public School
12:45 p.m. -1:30 p.m.
Families are invited to a special literacy indoor picnic to celebrate Family Literacy Day. Families will have an opportunity to eat lunch and read together.
Claude E. Garton Public School
A number of activities will be occurring throughout the week to celebrate Family Literacy at Claude E. Garton Public School.
Grade 1 to 8 – 1:10 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.
Kindergarten – 12:15 p.m. to 1:10 p.m.
- Book Swap
A book swap will occur throughout the week. Students can bring in used books, French and English, on Monday and Tuesday to swap for new books on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
- Literacy and Numeracy in my Life
Students will be asked to complete a special take home sheet with their families detailing the impact of reading and math on their lives. Special prizes will be awarded on Friday, January 30.
- Literacy and Numeracy at Play on Friday
Parents and guardians have been invited to a special Family Literacy event on Friday, January 30. Students will be given the opportunity to play a number of literacy and numeracy themed games and read with fellow students and family.