RAHWAY — Roosevelt School in Rahway began a week-long celebration of President Theodore Roosevelt on National Day on Writing, Oct. 20.
Pre-school students practiced line writing skills. Younger students created birthday cards for Teddy Roosevelt and drew bear pictures, using sentences to describe them. Other students wrote letters thanking Roosevelt for our National Parks and being an outstanding conservationist. Older students wove facts about Roosevelt into sentences and paragraphs to form a display. Some picked a famous quote about Roosevelt and explained its meeting while other groups wrote reasons why Roosevelt was a great leader or should be part of the Mount Rushmore national monument.
The week-long celebration culminated on Oct. 27 — Teddy Roosevelt’s birthday — with a gallery walk around the school hallways. The budding authors viewed each other’s work and closed the day with an ice cream birthday treat.
The National Council of Teachers of English sponsored this day along with the United States Senate to recognize the importance of learning to write across a the full range of media for different audiences and purposes.
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