Not even a pandemic could stop the Intermediate School from having its annual Community Read, a common read aloud that is shared all VIS teachers and students at the start of the new school year. On September 10th and 11th the school kicked off its 16th annual Community Read with a school-wide virtual assembly.
Maggie Elliott, VIS Library Media Specialist said this year’s Community Read book, Shine, by J.J. and Chris Grabenstein is a fantastic story with a positive and uplifting message about discovering your place in the world.
In addition to classroom read alouds and story-related activities, VIS Enrichment teacher, Amy Smith-Faczan, held an Astronomy mini-course via Google Classroom that corresponded with the book. Virtual author visits are scheduled for late October.