Waverly Park Elementary School students participated in an Olympic themed Pick A Reading Partner program, where students and staff celebrated their love of reading and embraced the diversity of the school while exploring student heritages.
Each student was encouraged to research their country of origin and the week kicked off with a special opening Olympic ceremony where student ambassadors from each class held their country flag. Throughout the week students read for gold, participated in Olympic STEAM challenges in the school library, displayed flags of their family origins, created Flip Grid videos of book recommendations and followed the school’s Reado Board which featured different ways to connect reading at home and with family members. Each grade level represented a link from the Olympic symbol as the school followed the mantra, “reading connects us together.”
To conclude the exciting week, the students had a closing ceremony where they celebrated their reading efforts.