Today is the first of the monthly Family Library Nights. Boy howdy, I don’t know if it’s the “Bingo and Books” activity or the information about how to sign up for affordable health care but we have at least 21 families attending.
I love these monthly events with my families at my school. This is the sixth year since I began this venture with the school community. It gives me a different way to connect with families. What makes it work?
If you offer food, they will come. We order pizza and have water for purchase between 5:30-6:00. I have discovered that pre-ordering the pizza helps to determine how many will be attending.
Prizes! Playing for BINGO for books has been a winner! There is something universal about wanting to play BINGO.
Other events for the year include math game nights, a night to celebrate Dr. Suess, a poetry in your pocket evening, and the annual book fair.
Other slices can be found at Two Writing Teachers(http://twowritingteachers.wordpress.com/). Welcome Dana, Tara, Anna, Betsy, and Beth as co-authors to TWT.