PARENTS AS READING PARTNERS
(January 23-30, 2017) Riley Avenue hosted its annual Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) during the week of January 23-30. The 2017 PARP Week theme was "Reading Around the World". Parents were asked to read with their child for at least 15 minutes each evening and choose one book and research the setting, author, and/or origin of the story." Students were then asked to "color or decorate a character to represent that country". These were hung up in the hallways for all to see.
The visiting author was Brian Heinz. He met throughout the day on Monday and Tuesday with the 4th graders in a writer's workshop.
Each day during PARP week had a theme. The theme days included: Read My Shirt Day, Guest Reader Day (Wednesday), Hats Off to Reading, Cozy up With a Book Pajama Day, and Author /Illustrator Night .
A RILEY AVENUE THANK YOU . . .
. . . to "Wendy" Lavesque, who coordinated PARP Week, to the readers on Readers Day, to Lee Knight for bringing "Books Around the World" to life, to the Riley Avenue Student Council and Melissa Haupt for their help, and to the LI authors and illustrators who attended "Authors Night", and to the parents who read all week long. (Performer Lee Knight held assemblies on Friday, January 27th. : http://www.lee-knight.com/ or http://www.lee-knight.com/about_me.html.)
Christine Tona, Assistant Sup't. of Curriculum & Instruction, read on Readers Day.
Ms. Tona read two books: WHAT DO YOU DO WITH AN IDEA and WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A PROBLEM written by Kodi Yamada and illustrated by Mae Besom. After reading both books, she asked the students which book they liked best. The majority of the students in both groups chose WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A PROBLEM. Ms. Tona donated the books to the Riley library. Check them out!