Congratulations to everyone in School District 73 (Kamloops) for breaking their old DEAR participation record with over 8500 students from across the district involved in last week's event! For more details visit the SD73 website.
Excerpt: SD73 teacher-librarians coordinated a variety of events leading up to the day including pajama day, decorate your door for DEAR, group and buddy reading activities, communicating with authors and reading challenges. A number of special guests also visited schools including: school trustees, Kamloops Blazers, Cat in the Hat and local media personnel. Students read a variety of choice material such as magazines, nonfiction materials, picture books, stories on e-readers, comics, webpages, articles on ipads and print newspapers.
Many thanks to district teacher-librarian, Andrea Wallin, and all SD73 teacher-librarians, administrators, and staff that supported the event this year!