The American School of Durango has been a tireless promoter of reading throughout its history. We know that without adult support and a strong foundation at home, a child is less likely to be successful and engaged at school.
Therefore, we encourage our parents to read with their children to not only strengthen the relationships between family members, but to also foster a feeling of intimacy and well-being. This feeling of intimacy helps the child feel close to his/her parents, develop feelings of love and care, hence encouraging lifelong learning and growth.
With this in mind, on February 22nd , the American School of Durango hosted a fun, multi-generational activity named "Family Reading Night," where families and teaching staff showed students the wonders of reading, learning and spending quality time together.
Students and their parents, siblings, grandparents and other family members, chose among several options of stories that they enjoyed together in the classrooms. Each activity encouraged a specific literacy skill, and was tailored to fit the comprehension level and interest of every K -9 visitor. We began by greeting all families with music at the main entrance, and giving them a "passport" for the evening. After the opening, students and parents visited beautifully decorated classrooms, where they enjoyed a read aloud by the story's main character, and participated in the activities prepared by teachers.
The evening was a huge success, leaving our community with extraordinary memories to cherish and share for many years to come.
If you want to learn more about our event, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org