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Celebrate Literacy Week 2023

Celebrate Literacy Week 2023
Flagler Schools

Old Kings Elementary School is excited to participate in the 15th annual Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! January 23–27, 2023. This statewide event is intended to raise awareness about the importance of reading and inspire students and families to make reading part of their daily routines.

This year's theme is "Take a Deep Dive Into Literacy—Splash Into New Worlds!" With this theme in mind, all of our students will participate in a variety of fun activities during the school day to deepen their knowledge and instill a love of reading. 

OKES Literacy Week Activities

Monday, January 23: Under the Sea
  • Read “Under the Sea” with flashlights
  • Mystery Reader Book: “Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark”
Tuesday, January 24: Take a Bite out of a Good Book
  • Wear an ocean creature shirt
  • Mystery Reader Book: “Clark the Shark”
Wednesday, January 25: Theme: Catch the Reading Wave
  • Wear a beach hat and sunglasses
  • Mystery Reader Book: “Surf’s Up” by Kwame Alexander
Thursday, January 26: OKES has ‘Turtle-Ly’ Awesome Readers
  • Bring in a sea ‘shell’ to add to our garden or make one with your favorite book title written on it to display in the media center
  • Mystery Reader Book: “One Tiny Turtle” by Nicola Davies
Friday, January 27: We are ‘Fin-Tastic’ Readers
  • Participate in Mermaid/Merman mysteries scavenger hunt
  • Mystery Reader Book: “The Mermaid” by Jan Brett
Throughout the Week
  • Play musical chairs with ocean books
  • Listen to mystery readers
  • Listen to guest readers
  • Work with Marineland and Turtle patrol
  • Interact with fun fact bulletin board
  • Participate in the One School One Book reading program by reading "Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea"
  • Attend BLT book club
  • Visit the literacy centers in the media center
    • Ocean animal riddles and flap book
    • Ocean vs. land sorting
    • Ocean-themed consonant digraphs
    • Dictionary hunt
    • Nonfiction clownfish
    • Seashell synonyms