WORLD READ ALOUD DAY
Thursday 1st February was World Read Aloud Day. Every year, on this day, people all around the globe read aloud together and share stories to advocate for literacy as a human right that belongs to all people. Year 2 Class Teacher, Mrs Kayelene O’Dea thought it would be an excellent idea to participate with her class and promote the importance of reading. Mrs O’Dea put the call out to other classes seeking their interest in joining her class for a read aloud session. “I was looking for a reading buddy class for about 10 minutes straight. I thought my Year 2 class could bring 2 books. One for them to read aloud with the assistance of an older buddy and one for an older student to read to them.” Mrs O’Dea added that she had a lot of classes who showed interest with her Year 2 class meeting up with one Year 3/4 and one 5/6 class. “We have done Buddy reading before. The session went extremely well. We will keep doing this as a regular once a week program. This is an ideal opportunity for our younger students to get to know the bigger students. It is also a wonderful way for students to make connections and interact with the different year levels as well as allowing our better readers to feel like they are teaching.” Mrs O’Dea said.