GLENWOOD C.R.E.W. CELEBRATES LANDING OF "LIFT OFF TO LITERACY"
by Shelly Newman
North Shore Schools, Glen Head, NY - Glenwood Landing ended its month- long C.R.E.W. (Curious Readers Enthusiastic Writers) festival with an exciting school-wide assembly. This year, the C.R.E.W. committee proudly stated that the theme was “Lift Off to Literacy.” Students were encouraged to read books about fiction, poetry, non-fiction, biographies, and science fiction, just to name a few and write about them!
While students read and write all year long, the month of C.R.E.W. reinforces these skills by continuing to focus on genres including poetry, fairytales, non-fiction, personal narratives, biographies, memoirs and picture books. Additionally, this is a special time where students participated in a number of activities (some new and some traditional) including Buddy Reading & Writing, Guest Read-Ins, Word of the Day, a visit by guest author Todd Strasser, and a C.R.E.W. button contest won by Alana Golden. Additionally, many library activities took place throughout the month and students were challenged to read more books than the year before.
To culminate the C.R.E.W festival, the closing ceremony was held in late October where every grade performed on stage to an enthusiastic audience. Fifth graders led the ceremony and acted out the children’s story titled, “No Pirates Allowed Said Library Sue,” by Rhonda Gowler Greene. Congratulations to all of the fifth graders for working so hard during recess to not only learn their lines but perform so beautifully! They ended the ceremony with an original dance interpretation choreographed under the direction of Mrs. Goodstone.
Many thanks go out to all of the teachers and staff, the entire C.R.E.W committee, Principal Finder, and the Glenwood Landing School-Community Association (SCA) who were all instrumental in the success of this month-long event.
Article and photos by Shelly Newman
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Students at Glenwood Landing performing during the C.R.E.W. (Curious Readers Enthusiastic Writers Closing Ceremony, ending the month-long reading and writing festival.