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Posted on 03/12/2018
book character dayBook Character Day

The Baldwin School celebrated Read Across America Day on March 2 by dressing as their favorite book character. The Read Across America Day celebration was a time for students to share their love of reading. It is also a great way to get the students excited for the upcoming annual reading challenge.

"Reading is a Right" Annual Reading Challenge
March 9 - April 12
Coordinated by Ms. Kugel

Reading is a universal human right. This spring, Baldwin School is working to make a difference globally by helping to remove barriers to education for children around the world. Students are challenged to read as much as possible over five weeks starting March 9. Students will learn about the problem of education access around the world and about schools in different parts of the world. If they wish, students can ask an adult to sponsor them for each hour they read. All collected donations will go to the Room to Read Foundation which focuses on literacy and gender equality in education, a program that inspires children's love of reading.

On Friday, March 9, every classroom will kick off this initiative with a school-wide Drop Everything And Read period. Students are asked to keep track of their reading by recording the minutes read in their reading logs. Reading logs will be distributed each Friday during the reading challenge.

Additionally, student can participate in an optional challenge by building a school out of anything they can find. Those schools will be on display in the library. Students are also encouraged to contribute facts about education around world.

Book Swap

Mrs. Miller's 5th grade students and their buddy class, Ms. Corianne's kindergarten students invite all Baldwin School students to participate in the 2nd annual Baldwin Book Swap. Their goal is to provide all students a book that is new to them.

If you have a gently used book at home that would be good to pass along to another student, that would be a perfect book for the book swap. Books must be appropriate for JK - 5 students. They can be hardcover, paperback, chapter books or picture books. Drop your donated books into the book swap boxes that can be found throughout the school. Every student will get to choose a book.

Upcoming Author Visit

The Baldwin School will welcome author Charles R. Smith, Jr. to visit all grade levels on Tuesday, April 24. Mr. Smith is an award-winning author, photographer and poet. His awards include a Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration for his Langston Hughes poem, My People and a Coretta Scott King Honor Author Award for his biography on Mohammad Ali, Twelve Rounds to Glory.