Sudbury Catholic District School Board
February 01, 2021

Sudbury Catholic Schools Celebrate Family Literacy Day with Virtual Activities

Two boys hold up artwork.

Family Literacy Day takes place every January 27th to raise awareness about the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. Since 1999, thousands of schools, libraries, literacy organizations and other community groups have taken part in the initiative. Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child’s development and to improving a child’s literacy skills.

K-12 students at Sudbury Catholic schools participated in a variety of activities to celebrate this day!

Here are just a few highlights:

  • Kindergarten/Grade 1 Remote learners in Ms. Jarrett’s class read Artic Living and then visited Iqaluit using Google Earth and even learned some Inuktitut language.
  • Grade 5/6 Holy Cross School Students in Ms. Mehes dressed up as their favourite book character and prepared a short presentation “en francais” about their chosen character.
  • At Holy Trinity School, Mrs. Yasko and Mr. Vicedomini’s FDK students welcomed Kathy Leroux (via zoom) into their classroom to do a virtual reading of her story book “Tess Baker, With the Right Ingredients Anything is Possible.”
  • Staff and students at St. Paul School wore their comfy pajamas and curled up to read a book!.

Later in the day, families were invited to virtual story time with Superintendents, Nicole Bedard and Rossella Bagnato. They read the book Cadeaux/Gifts and then joined ABC Life Literacy’s national celebration where Author and illustrator Barbara Reid demonstrated how to use clay to create a picture.

It was a fantastic day for our students, educators and families!

Watch Improving Literacy Together as a Family for more information about Family Literacy Day 2021.

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