During this month of March, the students of St. Isaac Jogues are diving under the sea to discover the fantastic world of reading! Each classroom has designed an aquatic themed bulletin board to track their student's reading progress during March. Whether it be clocking minutes or enumerating titles, SIJ students are demonstrating that they are "fin-tastic" readers! Classrooms will make time each week for some DEAR time, as they Drop Everything And Read. Along with our fishy-fun, each week will involve activities that help our students get excited about diving into the world of books.
The week of March 2nd is
Dr. Seuss Week
. Monday marks the anniversary of the birth of this great children's author, and we will be celebrating him! From Green Eggs and Ham breakfast parties, to a Seuss-a-palooza, our students are getting into the wacky world of Dr. Seuss.
On March 13th, we are thrilled to be hosting Michigan native
Jonathan Rand for an assembly
. Since 2000, the author of the
series has visited over 1,500 schools and this March he is coming to St. Isaac's! Rand's books have long been a favorite of our SIJ students, and we cannot wait to hear him speak to us about how reading and writing are the keys that will unlock success in every aspect of every life! The assembly will be held at 10am - all are welcome.
The week of March 16th our upper classes will be joining their
in the lower grades for some shared reading time. Whether it's the older students reading to the younger, or the other way around, all our students will be growing as readers and as an SIJ family!
Our Under the Sea reading month culminates with our
, the week of March 23-27. Friday the 27th will be a
"Wear a Word" dress down day
. Students are encouraged to put "under the sea" type vocabulary on their clothing, whether it be taping words to their clothes or using cloth markers to decorate a white shirt. The hope is that all of St. Isaac's will be "awash" with words this day!