I am thinking about launching an event at my school that we have NEVER had....A LITERACY FAIR!! Ironically, my school is a reading & writing school meaning our focus is primarily on reading, writing & math. We use Lucy Calkins units of study and we are a project school. That being said, it hit me over this past week that we really don't do big events such as a Literacy Fair to push literacy in the community or home! I'm really thinking of being the one to initiate something like this at my school and continue it every year! I am also going back to school to be a Librarian and I am hoping to step into that position at my school when I'm done, so I would like to already have this in place. Do any of your schools have Literacy Fairs? If so, what does it involve? Who runs it? What activities do you include? Do you have fun activities too such as face painting etc.? How do you incorporate the "literacy" push during the fair?
All ideas are welcomed. I am planning on speaking to my Principal about this idea over the next couple of days. I'm sure she'll be all for it! But I want to have more ideas around it.
Thank you all in advance!