As part of its annual celebration of the Week of the Young Child, Chesterfield County First Steps (CCFS) hosted the Little Folks Food Festival April 17 at Northeastern Technical College in Cheraw. The event featured healthy and wholesome food for young children. A highlight of the trip was a magic show provided by Fish the Magish! Our CDEP students and their teachers had a great time at the Food Festival. Thank you, First Steps and NETC!
Clifford the Big Red Dog welcomed children to school Monday, March 5 to kick-off the annual Spring Book Fair.
First and Second grade boys are enjoying a special time twice a month in which they gather together in the gym for a read-aloud and some independent reading time. We appreciate Coach Pollard for helping to spearhead this initiative!
Ulanda James, Literacy Coach, and teachers Anna Hancock and Ashley Hancock presented a session at the South Carolina International Reading Association conference Feb. 23 in Hilton Head. Their session was entitled, 'Snapshots of Literacy: Early Childhood Practices Granting Students Access to the “Literacy Club.” These ladies did an outstanding job representing their school and themselves. Participants left with many practical ways to create a true literacy environment in their Pre-K and K classrooms!
Petersburg Primary, under the leadership of Ulanda James, PPS Literacy Coach, hosted its first African American Read-In Wednesday, February 28. This event was established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month. Petersburg invited guests to come in and read in each classroom. Books selected featured African American authors and/or characters. The event was a great success, and plans are to make it an annual event.