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World Read Aloud Day

What would you do if you couldn’t read or write?  As you look around your office or your home, think about all that you do to communicate with others, complete your work and get through your day that is dependent on words –both the ability to understand them and the ability to write them.

Today, March 9th is called WORLD READ ALOUD DAY — one day designed to help us focus on the importance of literacy and how it impacts our quality of life and education.

Love that DogMrs. Quigley’s 2nd grade class invited me to read one of my favorite books, LOVE THAT DOG by Sharon Creech.  Each year, I visit all the second grade classrooms to share this book and the beautiful “heart of the story” that unfolds as we listen from beginning to the end of the book.

The teachers and children at Georgetown celebrated this day by talking about the importance of words and appreciating the beauty of listening to words being read aloud. Visit your child’s classroom blog to find out what book was used to celebrate this special day.

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Blog Spotlight

Georgetown has four 2nd grade teachers on staff.  These teachers, Mrs. Greenlund, Mrs. Kuieck, Mrs. Quigley and Mr. Bowen, work closely to plan instruction, assessment and special activities.  Their great professional relationship and shared passion for teaching is evident in their blog communications.  You will be amazed by the student writing that is being shared–as well and the rich learning in all content areas.  Please take time to visit these blogs and learn about the incredible instruction taking place in our second grade classrooms.