Since 1989, National Young Readers Week has been an annual event held during the second week of November to raise awareness around the importance of reading. The event was co-founded by Pizza Hut and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. National Young Readers Week will be observed for five days starting Monday, Nov. 12.
This inspirational holiday celebrates children’s education and encourages their love for learning. Reading at an early age is extremely beneficial and ensures a child’s future success. More importantly, it’s an extremely fun activity that sparks creative thinking and imaginative play.
Young Readers Day November 13th
Young Readers Day takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 13, this year. It is celebrated each year on the second Tuesday in November. Young Readers Day is a chance to celebrate with your child/children the importance of reading by listening, reading to or reading together a book.
A simple way to celebrate Young Readers Day is take time and share a selected story with your child or try something different and go to a website that reads to you.
Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading. Teachers use Storyline Online in their classrooms, and doctors and nurses play Storyline Online in children’s hospitals.
This past weekend, I needed to check out a book for one of my grandsons as he viewed a book titled “Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus” by Mo Willems earlier in the week on YouTube. After listening several times, he wanted the book in his hand. The interaction time was when the pigeon kept asking one certain question. Check it out on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrTyojHzVjo
"The DEN" staff took students on a field trip to the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center in Sioux City recently when Bancroft-Rosalie didn't have school.
The students had a fun time while they had a day off of school. The day consisted of visiting the museum where they learned a lot of information about animals, prairie grass and they even got to check out a cave.
After the museum, the students went on a hike! There were six groups, and each one took their own hiking path. During the hike, the students had the opportunity to do a scavenger hunt!
Then, everyone had a big picnic for lunch and time to play on the nature playground. It was a BEAUTIFUL day for a hike and such a fun-filled day for students!
In our sixth grade reading group, we just finished up learning all about early Native American cultures. From the Aztecs to the Hopi’s, we explored many different cultures’ climates, geography and natural resources they had to work with during that time period.
One culture that peaked our interest most was that of the Pawnee. The Pawnee, who lived in the Great Plains, didn’t have access to many trees, but had a plentiful resource of grass. The Great Plains were often called, “a sea of grass.”
We discussed in detail how the Pawnee tribe accommodated to their surroundings. One thing in particular was how they made their homes and shelters. The Native Americans found a way to make use of the sod for building their shelters.
Caragan Tietz and Halle Wortman of Bancroft-Rosalie were recently selected for Honorable Mention when picks were made for the East Husker Conference All-Conference Volleyball Teams. Tietz is a sophomore, and Wortman is a junior.
Also receiving that recognition was senior Brandi Simonsen of Lyons-Decatur.
Congratulations to this week's "GRR" Students of the Week: Kaislee Davis, Ari Parker, Anabelle Freese, Mason Meyer, Cason Novak, Nathan Robinson, Tayvian Snyder, Brecken Sedivy, Miley VanKirk, Lucas Bonneau, Callie Kai and Jaxson Wegner for P-3; Daltyn Hansen, Mylee Saunsoci, Leah Clark, Andrea Howe and Talan Cline for 4-7, and Heather Marr, Gus Gomez, Damon Cook, Dayton Cook and Anabel Villanueva for 8-12.