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Literacy and Numeracy Week

​Rosella students celebrating Literacy and Numeracy week by dressing up as their favourite storybook character.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go”  - Dr Seuss.
Last week Beaconsfield students celebrated National Literacy and Numeracy Week and what a fun week it was! At Beaconsfield State School we value the basics – reading, writing, spelling and numeracy.  That is why to celebrate this important week in our school calendar, we decided to have “Number Facts and Spelling Bee Challenges” and a “Poem in your Pocket Competition”.
Students were given a core list of spelling words to learn, along with a list of number facts to practise a week prior to the Challenges.  There was a lot of excitement, mixed with anticipation on the days when the Spelling Bee and Number Fact Challenge were conducted, as students tried their best to spell the words and answer the sums correctly.   As with any competition there can only be one winner, but I think in this case, each student’s Literacy and Numeracy Development was the real winner, as through their hard work and practise, ALL students inadvertently improved their spelling and number facts skills!
Another fun activity organised for the week, was the ‘Dress-Up Day” where students and staff were encouraged to come to school on the Thursday, dressed as their favourite Storybook Character and bring their storybook to share!
We had some fantastic storybook characters make an appearance on the day.  Judging best dressed in each class was made very difficult by the wonderful costumes the students and their parents had created.  Staff were so impressed by the thought and effort behind the costumes and the obvious love of reading students at Beaconsfield State School have!
Overall, a fantastic week, that shone a spotlight on our students’ wonderful Literacy and Numeracy skills and enabled us as a school to celebrate our love of reading, writing, spelling and numbers…..  We look forward to doing it all again next year.