Saturday, June 18, 2011


After a hectic but very rewarding race to my Master of Education degree (awarded this past Monday), I am thrilled to reclaim time for leisure reading in my life. I can't imagine a better way to celebrate my love of literacy than joining the #bookaday challenge. My book-a-day goal begins this Monday, June 20th and will run through August 15th when I'll trade my reading challenge for a new challenge: a new library and a new vice principalship!
I won't be blogging about all my summer reads, but I will try to blog about a few that most inspire me as I go. However, follow my journey on my LibraryThing account.
Here are some of the books I can't wait to read:

Join me in my challenge!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

"Play for Literacy"

Alphabet Twisterphoto © 2005 Mack Male | more info (via: Wylio)
Today is Family Literacy Day and this year's theme is "Play with Literacy"! Playing games can boost numeracy and literacy skills, and it's FUN, too!

Our family literacy event (Saskatoon and Region Family Literacy Advisory Group) was held this past Saturday at Saskatoon Public Library and was a great success.  200 guests spent the better part of an afternoon reading and playing together. 

One game, Twister-Spell-a-Word, was the proven favourite!  It's easy to create. All you need is Twister board and a marker.  Write a letter in each circle (take away X and Z, or combine with other letters to equal 24). Then create 3 or 4 letter word cards.  Perhaps "play", for starters.  All together, you'll want about 30 or 40 cards. That's all there is to it. Children and adults will have fun spelling the words with their hands and feet!