Manhasset Students Celebrate The Magic Of Reading

Shelter Rock class parent Laura Matina (left) served as the guest reader for her child’s class and read The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt.
(Photo by Manhasset Public Schools)

Manhasset students from Munsey Park Elementary School and Shelter Rock Elementary School celebrated Children’s Book Week from Nov. 14-18. Members of the Manhasset School Community Association (SCA) ran a fun-filled week in each school building to promote literacy and a love of reading.

Munsey Park students were fully engaged during a visit from a guest reader. (Photo by Manhasset Public Schools)

This year’s theme was “How do you BOOK?” and students completed a handout at home where they wrote and illustrated the theme. Throughout the week, each class in grades K-4 visited their respective school library to participate in a read-aloud of a book selected for their grade level. Special guests such as building principals and loved ones volunteered their time to be guest readers. To make the visits extra special, some volunteers dressed in costumes based on the book that was being read. After the read-aloud, each class had fun guessing who was under the costume.

Shelter Rock Principal Richard Roder and Assistant Principal Deana Folchetti-Puglin dressed as the children’s book characters Elephant and Piggy during Book Week.
(Photo by Manhasset Public Schools)

The week was a success as students enjoyed hearing new stories and interacting with the guest readers.

—Submitted by Manhasset Public Schools


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