Community Members Share Their Love of Reading

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As part of its Parents as Reading Partners celebration, Birch School held a Community Read Aloud, welcoming a special guest reader to each classroom. Thank you to all of the readers, as well Birch library media specialist Vanessa Schroeder and the Lifelong Readers Committee for coordinating this special event. Additional thanks to all of the parents for reading with your children at home.

During PARP, students log minutes that they have read at home, play word games, welcome guest readers and presenters, and visit the Merrick Library, among other reading-related activities. Birch also celebrated World Read Aloud Day, which calls global attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories. Students participated by holding special reading events, including Skyping with authors and reading with friends.

“My kids do enjoy reading, and we do enjoy playing games together, but the past two weeks have reinvigorated the time we spend together and took it up a notch,” said one Birch father of three. 

Birch School’s two-week PARP celebration kicked off and closed with Prismatic Magic’s Laser Reader show, which coincided with the theme, “Birch Readers Are Laser-Focused.” The show uses laser illustrations to show students how to use the mind’s eye to imagine places, characters and ideas.

“PARP is always a fun and exciting time at Birch, and it’s terrific to hear when it has had an impact on families,” Birch Principal Kerri Galante said. “We hope all Birch families enjoyed these PARP weeks.”