December 7, 2021
Third grade students at West DeFuniak Elementary strengthened their literacy skills as they took a “trip” around the world learning about holidays in different cultures. Classrooms were transformed into different countries around the world with themed music, crafts, and reading activities to complete with parents. Students had to bring in their ticket to “board” the flight and received a passport to be stamped as they traveled to the different countries. Each 20-minute rotation focused on a different third grade reading skill. Also, first grade students and parents were invited to learn more about reading in first grade. The first grade teachers showed parents different resources, strategies, and learning games to help their child at home. These parent training nights are valuable as they help show parents how they can support their child at home. We are so thankful for the opportunity to offer these parent engagement activities.