Students at Plum Coulee School are diving into their favorite books and having fun getting to know new authors and genres during I Love to Read Month.
Goldenwest reporter, Pam Fedack visited the school along with Pat Villarica from Friesens Corporation in Altona last week. The book we shared was "Fishing with Grandma" written by Susan Avingaq with Maren Vsetula and illustrated by Charlene Chua and published by Inhabit Media.
"Everybody is reading in their classrooms. They have had some challenges put out and if they meet those challenges by the end of the month, then the principal has to do some kind of challenge back in our closing assembly," school secretary Donalee Wiebe shared. "We have trivia that we do every morning and the kids can put in their ballots and they can win a prize. We have a dress-up week, and one of the very fun things is that we have a circus theme this year. For Valentine's Day, they can wear red, white and pink. And on Friday, they can dress up as a circus character."
Grade two student, Stephanie from Mrs. Dyck's class said her favorite book to read is anything about Koalas.
What's the most interesting thing Stephanie has learned about her favorite animal?
"Koalas have liquid around their brains, so when they fall from the tree, it won't hurt them."
Stephanie's classmate, Spencer, said his number one book choice is Dog Man. Thinking back on what the longest book he's read so far, Spencer shared it is Dog Man book 2.
Before popping into the class to read to Meghan Dyck's grade 2 class, Pam Fedack asked Donalee Wiebe if she considers herself a reader.
"Yes, I am. And, I am presently reading a Kate Morton book and just finished two John Grisham's."
Wiebe was also asked if she has a goal to read a specific number of books this year, or this month.
"Well, I'm also a gardener, so I read now when I have time. But my seeds are planted and I'm getting ready for flowers again this year, I have a small business called Plum Petals and Gardens that I have here out of Plum Coulee. We do flower subscriptions, bouquets, and flower bouquet bars... So now I'm reading, but eventually I'll be gardening."
Inhabit Media is an Inuit-owned publishing company that aims to promote and preserve the stories, knowledge, and talent of northern Canada.