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Family Literacy Night

Family Literacy Night

Written by Jennifer Sanchez
April 19, 2021

I was lucky to have another Panda fellow at my school site. He’s a fifth grade teacher and I am a second grade teacher. We live in totally different worlds at work. The NWP has definitely brought us closer. We took a while to plan out our literacy night. We decided on a young authors theme. We usually plan and implement this event every where but because of our closure and COVID restrictions we did not plan to have it this year. Rudy and I decided to have the event. With our $500 we purchased coloring utensils, photo books for their stories, prizes such as board games and gift cards, and t-shirts to remember the event. We had such a great outcome, parents were very involved. Students wrote stories about their families some wrote about their grandparents, parents, pets, and siblings. We created QR codes of each student reading their story that parents can scan and view. In order to complete their stories we met with students after school every Tuesday. During our Zoom event, we had many parents join. It was such an amazing event, parents became emotional and expressed how much they loved helping their child write and being a part of their education. There were tears and lots of smiles. Overall it was such a wonderful experience we hope to have it again next school year.