Every March George Washington Carver Elementary School (pre-K-6) celebrates Literacy Week, five days of special reading and writing events that include Read Across America Day.
In the weeks leading up to Literacy Week, we study a feature of writing as a school. This year we studied words to describe characters’ emotions, taking them beyond the tiresome sad, mad, and happy. Students showed their deepening understanding of book characters by decorating their classroom doors, and birthday cakes for Dr. Seuss were awarded for the best doors. Every student selected a free book and met Clifford the Big Red Dog and the Cat in the Hat.
Students also enacted The Sneetches and Hooray for Diffendoofer Day by Dr. Seuss, and marched as storybook characters in a school-wide parade, complete with prizes for best costumes. Fifth graders made a “poetry alley” in sidewalk chalk from poems “found” in a class novel.
amilies attended Carver on Thursday night for food, literacy games and more book giveaways.