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For complete details of activities, call each school for copies of their respective schedules.

Published 16th November 2010, 10:37am

Primary school students across the Cayman Islands are gearing up for the 16-19 November celebration of Reading Week. With a wide variety of activities planned, they will have many opportunities to show off their literacy skills both to their parents and the community. This year's theme, Children are made readers on the laps of their parents, is a quote from award-winning poet and author Emilie Buchwald. Consequently, the week will feature numerous Cuddle-up and Read events. For complete details of activities, call each school for copies of their respective schedules. Some Reading Week events are as follows: Bodden Town Primary

  • 16-19 Nov: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Random lunch break activities including spelling competitions
  • Thursday, 18 Nov: 6:30 p.m. Cuddle-up and Read
  • Friday, 19 Nov: Reading Day - storytelling and celebration of student literacy projects during morning assembly
Creek & Spot Bay Primary
  • 16-19 Nov: Activities with an emphasis on Dr. Seuss books
    • Class visits to public library
  • Wednesday, 17 Nov Reception and Year 1 public library visit
  • Thursday, 18 Nov: Character dress-up day
    • Claudette Upton Speak-off Competition
  • Friday, 19 Nov: Celebrity readers for Year 1 students
  • Dress down in reading day t-shirts
Note: Other activities for the week include reader's theatre, an infant pyjama party, reading contests, and a Hats off to Reading party. Students will also design their own wordless picture books, and members of the community will share Caymanian culture via dialogue and readings. East End Primary
  • 16-19 Nov: Public library visits, door poster competition, and parent read alouds
  • Wednesday, 17 Nov: Reading Day character parade.
  • Thursday, 18 Nov: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Cuddle-up and Read Night
  • Friday, 19 Nov: Read to Me Day (community members will stop by and read to students)
Note: Other activities include an infant department pyjama party and breakfast readings. George Town Primary
  • Tuesday, 16 Nov: 1:30 -2:00 p.m. Rotary Reading at the George Town Library
  • Thursday, 18 Nov: 6:00 -8:00 p.m. Snuggle-up and Read Family Literacy Night at the George Town Public Library. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided.
  • Friday, 19 Nov: 12:20 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Pizza with Parents in the George Town Primary School hall. (Parents will be invited to read and eat lunch with their child.)
  • Public library visit
North Side Primary
  • Tuesday, 16 Nov: 7:00 p.m. Cuddle-up and Read Night
  • Wednesday, 17 Nov: Public library visit
  • Friday, 19 Nov: 8:30 a.m. Final assembly. Students will present a wide selection of songs, poems, and dramatisations.
  • Following the assembly students will rotate through eight stations: electronic-reading games, book making, musical books, scavenger-book hunt, readers' bingo, read alouds by visiting readers, silent reading in the library, and visiting storytellers.
Prospect Primary
  • Tuesday, 16 Nov: Infant Spelling Bee
  • Wednesday, 17 Nov: 8:30 a.m. Gimme Story by Auntie V
    • 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bedtime Story Evening
  • Thursday, 18 Nov: Junior Spelling Bee
  • Friday, 19 Nov: Book Fair
Red Bay Primary
  • Tuesday, 16 Nov: Whole school book project presentation and poster competition
    • 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Projects displayed
    • Infant Spelling Bee
  • Wednesday, 17 Nov: Parents read aloud to students ages 9-12 years and book swap
  • Thursday, 18 Nov: Literacy costume parade
  • Friday, 19 Nov:: Reading Day activities in classes
Savannah Primary
  • Tuesday, 16 Nov: Books Open Doors competition
    • Parents participate in read alouds
  • Wednesday, 17 Nov: Dress down as a favourite book character
    • Literacy assembly
    • Mystery readers during literacy block
    • Buddy reading infants and juniors
  • Thursday, 18 Nov: In-class special literacy activities
    • 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Cuddle-up and Read
    • Online books for Key Stage 1
  • Friday, 19 Nov: Dress down in reading day t-shirts
  • Online books for Key Stage 2
  • In-class special literacy activities
Sir John A. Cumber Primary
  • Tuesday, 16 Nov: Community Read & Share - Key Stage 2 students will go into the community and read for Golden-Age Home residents, pre-schools and Sunrise Adult Centre clients.
  • Wednesday, 17 Nov: Battle of Books Competition
    • Storyteller from the National Cultural Foundation,
    • Parents read aloud with students
    • Snuggle-up & Read Evening (students dressed in PJ's)
  • Thursday, 18 Nov: Song competition eliminations
    • Poster competition displayed in the Shirley Kidd Memorial School Hall
  • Friday, 19 Nov: Reading Day - The Grand Finale! Dress down in reading day t-shirts
  • Song competition finals
  • Literacy character costume parade
West End Primary
  • 16 - 19 Nov: 8:30 a.m. Read Alouds by uniformed community members
  • Wednesday, 17 Nov: Reception to Year 3 pyjama party
  • Thursday, 18 Nov: Year 6 students will read with other students (buddy reading)
  • Friday, 19 Nov: 8:30 a.m. Breakfast reading (sponsored by the PTA)
  • 10:00 a.m. dramatization by Year 5: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs