Literacy Night at Woodland Park Elementary

Literacy Night at Woodland Park Elementary was a big hit! Families gathered for a night of pizza, activities, learning, and free books! To start the evening off, families ate a free pizza dinner together. A guest author attended and presented to the families as they ate.
Following the dinner, families headed out to learn about literacy at each grade level. In some sessions, parents were presented with information to aid them in helping their students be successful. Other sessions consisted of activities for families to participate in. The sessions were presented by teachers and families could choose sessions from the menu. Some of the sessions presented were “Strategies for Reading at Home”, “Close Reading to Meet the Common Core State Standards”, “No Worries Writing”, “Smarter Balanced Assessment of the Common Core State Standards”.

After the literacy sessions, everyone convened in the gym where each child selected a free book! Families enjoyed the event. Some comments left by parents were:

  • “I have a renewed enthusiasm for reading with my children. We all enjoy reading, but as they have gotten older, I read to them less. I’m also excited to play the games from Mary Smiley. I am looking forward to using her journal idea to communicate better with my children. Thank you for all the support and suggestions!”
  • “I learned new strategies for helping them read. I also learned how it is for children learning to read by the activity we did in Mrs. Pushcar’s”
  • “It was nice to see the different things the school uses and for me to see how I can use them at home”.