Columbia Heights Elementary hosts Author’s Day

Columbia Heights Elementary hosts Author’s Day
Posted on 05/31/2019

Columbia Heights Elementary discovered the fun in reading and writing with a spectacular Author’s Day on May 30.

As the school’s first-ever Author’s Day celebration, students had the opportunity to share their e-books and to hear from guest speakers.

The campus was beautifully decorated with different story book themes in every hall.

As guests entered the campus, they were prompted to choose a story book path. Themes included books written by different authors such as Mo Willems, Keven Henke, Maurice Sendak and Gary Soto.

Inside the classrooms, students presented their very own e-books that emphasized character traits that students have been focusing on all year long. Some of those character traits were responsible, trustworthy, honest, fair and great citizen.

The goal was to introduce a lot more 21st Century digital applications to the students, while teaching them how to be a better individual.

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher Jessica Cooper showed parents how to use QR codes, which were located on student’s work, so parents could download the video to see their child reading their own story.

“Creating these e-books develop a lot of the child’s oral language because they are developing their stories, and then they are presenting them,” said Cooper. “They are excited to take ownership in their work and are really proud to be authors and illustrators.”

Authors Diane Bertrand and Berth Jacobson, as well as Pan American Library representatives, were invited to talk to students about careers they could have by becoming a writer and illustrator.

Congrats on a successful Author’s Day, Columbia Heights!

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