Elizabeth Avenue School Holds Second Annual ELA ‘World Series’

EAS students and their parents played literacy games Nov. 21 at the school’s annual literacy “World Series.”

Students and parents gathered at Elizabeth Avenue School November 21 for an evening of games and learning.

The school’s second annual English Language Arts World Series featured a host of literacy themed games geared for the students in grades Pre-K to 5th.

The students and their parents made their way through the games, which were placed on tables located along the perimeter of the school’s gym.

The games “have to do with solving words and understanding words, understanding that words have letters that make sounds,” said Suzanne Oliver, the school’s literacy coach. “We have vocabulary games going on so they become better speakers, writers and readers.”

“The kids are seeing how to identify different letters,” she said. “There are sound games where each letter is attached to a sound, you put those letters together and they make a word.”

“We get the families involved so when parents are home and they are struggling over what to do with their kids, they can do the games instead of just reading,” she said.

“We’re trying to build a community feel,” she said. We’re trying to do this to get more parents out and seeing what kids do during the day and try to make that home-school connection with them.”

School principal John Haney said he “loves” the event.

“The event was meant to increase parent involvement and also encourage the reading and writing habit of children,” he said. “The more we can do of each, the better the kids are going to perform academically.”

“We’re community building,” Haney said. “We want the children and parents to feel part of a big family.”

Following are some scenes from the evening:

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