Research indicates that a student who is a good reader is more likely
to do well in school than a student who is a weak reader. Reading
allows students to understand sentence structure, comprehend ideas, and
develop their creativity.
Reading week is a Pinewood tradition, and this year’s EY author of choice was Erik Carle. We read, analyzed, and discussed his book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Students then created their very own caterpillars bringing the book’s main character to ‘life.’
What better way to instil the love of reading than by starting young?
In the Kindergarten class, students read the story “The Biggest
Valentine Ever”. They were then able to recall key events and illustrate
their own books. Our students were very proud of their work and I was
very proud of them. Pinewood’s reading tradition enabled us as a
community to celebrate the beauty of words by bringing stories and
characters to life.
Well done Pinewood Illustrators!
Ms. Helen Dalakas
English Teacher and Librarian