National Children’s Book Week Celebration


The district’s youngest students at Harley Avenue Primary and James H. Boyd Intermediate schools celebrated National Children’s Book Week from May 2-6.

Coordinated by the schools’ respective reading department, students participated in different reading activities throughout the week with each day offering a new activity for them to show-off their reading creativity.

At Harley Avenue, students decorated a bookmark on Monday, participated in a 20-minute “Read In” on Tuesday and celebrated “Read-a-T-shirt Day” on Wednesday. Thursday’s activity allowed students to listen to a children’s book read by a teacher other than their own and on Friday, children dressed up as their favorite book character. Additionally, the library hosted a “Read-A-Book Café” event, which allowed students to sink their literacy taste buds into various book genres.

During the weeklong celebration at James H. Boyd, students made bookmarks about their favorite book on Monday, on Tuesday, they interviewed a friend or parent about reading and on Wednesday, students created “wanted posters” for their favorite book character. On Thursday, students participated in an schoolwide “Read In” and celebrated “Read-a-T-shirt Day” on Friday, during which students and faculty wore T-shirts with words.