Readers Today Leaders Tomorrow...
🌟 Featured Celebrity Reader 🌟
CHIEF JEREL JONES FROM THE MACOMB POLICE DEPARTMENT
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Martin Luther King Jr. and Say Something; read by Macomb Chief of Police, Chief J. Jones
🎧 Listen to Celebrity Readers
HOLIDAY SONG BOOKS!
Reading Programs & Events
Come read with us!
Here's your ticket to read with us; it's easy, it's free and it's FUN!
Reading to kids of all ages helps them grow and learn in countless ways. Research supports this! We want to foster a love of reading at all ages, and show our students that reading is all around us and can be enjoyable.
What we're doing
We're creating a video library of books being read aloud by local "celebrities," including teachers, school staff, administrators, coaches, club sponsors, and even older students and community members. Participants will sign up, choose a book, and with a little help from our staff, will record a reading of the book. Our staff will do any needed editing, and publish the video to our website and our YouTube channel.
Family Reading Night 2021
Family Reading Night 2021
📚 Mystery Reader Challenge 🎉
During the week of November 15-19, we'll be posting clues about who the Family Reading Night 2021 Mystery Reader is! Check back here Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for clues. Thursday morning, at school, all students get a chance to fill out their guess and be entered for a chance to win a book from our giveaway! Thursday evening, the Mystery Reader will be revealed on this page, and announced for the students on Friday morning.
(Clues will also be shared each day during morning announcements for those unable to check in from home the night before.)
Can you guess the Mystery Reader?
Monday evening, November 15
Clue #1: This B-PCE employee LOVES children's books. Dr. Seuss used to be one of her favorite authors to read to her kids when they were little.
Tuesday evening, November 16
Clue #2: This person has 3 kids (one that you know...), she is very afraid of spiders, and she has a book in every car she owns!
Wednesday evening, November 17
Clue #3 - Play the FINAL Mystery Reader video clue below:
Thursday evening, November 18
Mystery Reader REVEAL: This Mystery Reader comes to you from our very own B-PCE Library... It's Miss Monie!!!
Thank you, Miss Monie, for reading to us each and every week & helping us choose our library books, and thank you for being our Mystery Reader!
Don't forget to browse below in 🎧LISTEN TO READING📚 for read-alouds from some local celebrities you might know!
Friday morning, November 19
Book Giveaway Winners:
Book Fair Fall 2021
Monday, November 8 - Friday, November 12
Every year our Scholastic Book Fairs show our students how much we value reading and how fun it can be. It also helps raise money for our libraries.
This year the book fairs will be held internally with students being allowed to safely browse the selections in the library. Visitors will not be permitted into buildings. However, they are encouraged to send students with money to shop, or send money to classroom teachers for their classroom libraries.
Our Book Fair offers a cash-free payment option called eWallet (linked below). It’s a convenient digital account that your child can use for shopping at our Fair. Grandparents, Friends, and others can contribute too!
You can also shop online at our school’s virtual Book Fair. You can find information on this on each book fair homepage listed below under the school buildings. All orders are shipped directly to your home, and shipping is free on orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our Library.
Contact your school office/library clerk with any questions.
Read Across America Week 2022
We are very excited to celebrate Read Across America the week of Feb. 28-March 4! During the week we will have a selection of guest readers, prizes, and dress-up days all involving books and reading. Join us in celebrating the special days.
Monday: Read a Silly Story and Wear a SILLY OUTFIT!
Tuesday: Read a book about a Famous Person or Favorite Book Character and DRESS LIKE THEM! (celebrity, inventor, book character)
Wednesday: Read a Dr. Seuss book and dress like your favorite DR. SEUSS CHARACTER.
Thursday: Read a book about an Athlete or Sport and wear something to represent your FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM or SPORT.
Friday: Read your favorite book and wear YOUR FAVORITE COLOR.
Help Your Reader at Home
Help your child learn to read
Reading apps we use at school
Questions to ask and answer...
Encourage reading at home
Tips for struggling readers
My child just looks at pictures or memorizes books when I read to them. Is that really learning to read?
Yes. Using pictures on pages is a helpful strategy for learning to read. Readers use all kinds of clues to read text. Memorization of stories helps children recognize letters and words. Whether or not we realize it, we used a lot of memorization to learn to read ourselves!
My child wants to hear the same story over and over again. Is that okay?
Yes, it is! The idea os for your child to enjoy time with books. Plus, by memorizing it over time, your child will begin to "read" it and this builds confidence and word recognition!
What kinds of books should I pick for my child when they can't really read yet?
Any types of reading that interests them! Reading to your child and spending time looking at books together, especially in the early years before they're actually reading yet, is valuable. Have them point to things on the page; ask them questions about the book like, what is their favorite page and why, or "can you think of a better ending?" Spending time with any kind of book is a crucial part of learning to read.
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