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The Day of the Reader event was put on through the collaborative efforts of Felicia Gonzalez, Terry School Library Technician and Jeromy Winter, Teacher Librarian and with the support of the great teaching staff at Terry Elementary School. We are also thankful for the support our head librarian, Maria Petropulos, gives us in putting together these types of activities for students. As part of the events we also made and served breakfast and lunch to our special guests and all of Terry Staff. These efforts of the library staff, teachers, and community members are to get children excited about reading, writing, and learning.
Kathy Goosev Howell, was able to get the students excited about reading, through singing and dancing with the students, reading her books to them, and even doing a bit of magic. She is a highly energetic presenter who tailored her presentation to each grade level. All students learned about writing through her motivating presentations. Kathy discussed the process of writing, editing, and publishing a books. She spoke about and showed examples of a book before it is bound. She generously gave each teacher either a CD or one of her books. She also had a drawing for each class where she gave away books and CDs to students. She did a fantastic job at getting the Terry Elementary School students excited about reading and writing.
Our guest readers also did a fantastic job at motivating the students. They not only read books, but spoke about the importance of reading and becoming educated. The guest readers went into classrooms to read a variety of books to the students. After reading, the student were able to ask the readers questions about their jobs. We really appreciate these readers for the valuable time they spent with students.
Some students who won books during the drawing came back the next day and said they read the entire chapter book. They couldn’t wait to tell us about the mystery behind the story Skoob. This excitement for reading shows us that the collective efforts of everyone involved was well worth while.
Special Guest Author:
Kathy Goosev Howell - Author of the books The Perfectly Purple Sneakers, Skoob, and Skoob Revisited and coauthor of the music CDs Rock Out with Spelling and Rock Out with Spelling Volume 2.
Special Guest Readers:
Matt Zulim - CHP Officer
Jeff Cipolla - CHP Officer
Maria Petropulos - SUSD District Library Media Coordinator
Teresa Wood - SUSD Assistant Superintendent of Instruction and Personnel
Jennifer Winter - SUSD Board of Trustees Member