March has been a busy literacy month for the students at Saint Lucy School. Students in Pre-K through 2nd grade participated in Read Across America, the reading motivation and awareness program which is celebrated every year on the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. Activities for the students included reading some of Dr. Seuss’ most beloved classics such as the Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham. Creating Cat in the Hat drawings and hats, learning more about Dr. Seuss and his life through on-line applications like Brain-Pop.
A week later, the traditional Scholastic Book Fair kicked off with the family ice cream social and pajama night. The turn out was amazing with over 30 gallons of ice cream served along with a selection of fun, engaging, and affordable books children will want to read again and again. The next week was filled with students and parents shopping at the book fair. Not only purchasing books for themselves, Saint Lucy School adopted the new library at Sacred Heart Nativity School in downtown San Jose. Students can offer support by using the ALL FOR Books donations to help build this sister school’s library.
Not only do all these activities engage students in more reading and greater literacy, each day at morning assembly the Saint Lucy faculty were also thrilled to receive books for their class libraries donated by their own students. And who but only Clifford, the Big Red Dog, could help make each morning of the Book Fair a celebration in literacy!