Today, September 8, was International Literacy Day. The theme for 2017 was "Literacy in a Digital World." Literacy has come to mean more than just reading from a book and writing on paper. There's a whole world of literacy in the digital realm; one that, as the librarian, I hope to be able to help students learn and grow in.
Today, I spent International Literacy Day working on cataloging the library. This involves manually entering each book in the collection into the new computerized system. I am working very hard at this as I am very excited to be able to check out books to the students as soon as possible.
There's lots of ways you and your family can celebrate International Literacy Day today and this weekend (and all year). Here are just a few ideas:
(1) Take turns reading your favourite book to each other
(2) Play a word game like Scrabble, Pictionary, Password, Anomia, Apples and Bananas
(3) Write a letter to someone special
(4) cut out pictures from a newspaper or magazine and write captions or a story for it
(5) Play the Alphabet game while out in the car or walking through the mall (How to Play: each person must find words around them that go in alphabet order. See who can get the most letters of the alphabet in order - can you go all the way from A to Z?)
(6) Print out this "Hurray for Books" page from Scholastic to colour