By the Junior School English Department The time has finally come to appreciate the incredible books in our lives! To celebrate World Book Week April 19-23, we are coordinating exciting events including literary based in-class activities, virtual author visits (see below the list of amazing authors), and special read-alouds by grades 6 and 7 students for our younger grades. On Friday, April 23, we encourage students to dress up as characters from their favourite novels or stories. From Hermione Granger to Peter Pan to Meg Murry, we want to see your most-loved character. We can’t wait to walk through the halls and see all the incredible characters who live in our imaginations!
In addition, we are hosting the Extreme Reading Challenge. Do you love to read in extreme situations? Sitting in a meadow or hanging from a tree? Reading while on the trampoline and feeling mighty free? Catching a chapter while waiting to ski? Take a photo showcasing your child’s extreme reading abilities and submit them to this link (wpga.ca/extremereading). Safety first, though!
Virtual Author Visits April 21-27
April 21: Barbara Dee, retired secondary English teacher and middle grade author of Maybe He Just Likes You and My Life in a Fish Tank (grade 7)
April 22: Kallie George, Vancouver author of the Heartwood Hotel series and Duck Duck Dinosaur (grades 1-3)
April 22: Kenneth Oppel, award-winning Canadian author of the Silverwing series and the Bloom trilogy, Kenneth Oppel (grades 4-7)
April 23: Carol Anne Shaw, Canadian author of the series Hannah and the Spindle Whorl (grade 5)
April 23: Michael Hutchinson, member of Misipawistik Cree Nation, newscaster for CTV Winnipeg, and author of The Mighty Muskrats series (grade 6)
April 27: Wren Lee (’22), WPGA student and author of the novel Power House and award-nominated graphic novel Stevie (grade 7).