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Reading Week Was a Success!

Last week, students and teachers at NSES celebrated their love for reading.  Although we had some fabulous activities all week, two favorites were the Door Decorating Contest and the read-a-thon.  On Friday, students brought blankets and some classrooms even had a pajama day so kids could relax, sit back, and just read.  Throughout the week, it was so much fun to walk through the school and see how many classrooms chose to decorate their doors with a favorite book, author, or theme about reading.  Here are some pictures to show how we celebrated.IMG_2961 IMG_2962 IMG_2963 IMG_2964 IMG_2965 IMG_2966 IMG_2967 IMG_2968 IMG_2969 IMG_2970 IMG_2971 IMG_2972 IMG_2973 IMG_2974 IMG_2975 IMG_2976 IMG_2977 IMG_2978 IMG_2979 IMG_2980 IMG_2981

It’s Reading Week!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – for reading teachers, anyway!  It’s Reading Week, a time to celebrate our love for reading, words, authors, and books.  We have a full week of fun planned here at NSES.  Take a look:

Monday Teacher shares his or her favorite childhood book
Tuesday “Wear Something You Can Read” Day

Wear something with words or create your own shirt to read.

Wednesday Poetry Day

Share poems in your classroom.


Thursday Invite a Guest Reader Day

Remember this can include “guests” from inside our school (other teachers, the secretary, the principal!).

Friday Read -a- thon

Pick one full hour during the school day to do nothing but read.  Read books, magazines, articles, writing from friends.  Bring a blanket, get cozy and read!

Ongoing activities:

  • Each morning there will be a mystery reader who will read over the intercom and the classrooms will buzz up to the office with their guess.


  • Door Decorating Fun!  During Reading Week, classrooms will have the opportunity to participate in decorating your door as your classroom’s favorite book cover.  Each classroom that participates will be entered into a drawing to win a special party hosted by the Reading Teachers.

We will be posting some pictures of our Door Decorating throughout the week.  Be sure to check in and see how great they look!