Friday, March 7, 2014

World Read Aloud Day at MHS

Wednesday, March 5th was World Read Aloud Day, which is a day created by LitWorld to bring global attention to the human right of reading and writing. I love what is posted on their website to explain the meaning behind this movement:

“World Read Aloud Day is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words, especially those words that are shared from one person to another and creates a community of readers advocating for every child’s right to a safe education and access to books and technology.”

We had about 20 teachers participate in WRAD, which I think is great for the inaugural year on a large high school campus. Many teachers read their favorite picture books to their classes, but I had the privilege of sharing one of my new favorites with several classes: 

 My librarian partner shared one of her favorites with several classes:

 Our dance teacher shared this one with her class:

She even had a student take a picture while she was  reading. I just love this! 

But my favorite is that our principal joined in on the fun and shared one of her beloved books with students: 

 And this picture says it all. The kids wanted to sit on the floor and she even got them to sing the song: 

This just proves that picture books can be enjoyed by people of all ages! 

1 comment:

  1. Amianne, I wish I read this post sooner! I had no idea WRAD even existed!