Reading Day inspires Savannah students

Reception Jones students were adorable as Very Hungry Caterpillars.

Savannah Primary students had a cornucopia of activities to take part in on the school’s recent Reading Day.

On Friday, April 15, students and staff enthusiastically dove into the day’s events dressed as their favorite characters, and explored the world of reading in a variety of ways.

“Our goal was to awaken students’ enthusiasm and interest in reading a wide genre of books,” explained Savannah Primary principal Carol Nyack.

Reception Stewart did a great job performing ‘Gotta Keep Reading.’
Reception Stewart did a great job performing ‘Gotta Keep Reading.’

One of the day’s highlights was the “Reading Rocks,” segment where students interpreted reading songs such as “Gotta Keep Reading” by Heath and a remake of Taylor Swift’s song “Shake it Off” in creative ways.

Their imaginations were on show as they performed well-choreographed dances, gymnastic routines, songs and poems.

“Each item generated more and more enjoyment, energy and enthusiasm while driving home the goal of ‘you must read to succeed’ and how much reading really rocks,” said Ms. Nyack.

The Year 2 Simpson-Johnson class during their performance.
The Year 2 Simpson-Johnson class during their performance.

Also keeping to the reading theme, a huge bulletin board was displayed at school’s entrance for the “Guess your teacher’s book” challenge. Pictures of the teachers and a picture of the cover of their favorite book were placed on the board. Students matched the names of teachers and staff with what they thought was their favorite book.

“We also had another segment called ‘Read around,’ where teachers read with students from different years and classes,” said Ms. Nyack.

On the day, the school also launched a reading competition. Reading logs were distributed to all students, and all students reading 100 pages will qualify for a prize by the end of May when the competition ends. The organizing committee included CarolAnn Peart and Annie Briggs.

Year 3 Callaghan the winners of the Infant department creative expression competition strike a pose.
Year 3 Callaghan the winners of the Infant department creative expression competition strike a pose.
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