Thursday, April 15, 2010

Book Swap Postponed

The book swap is postponed from Thursday, April 15 to Earth Week after school vacation. This gives us all a chance to recycle our children books to other children and families. Look for the reminder when we return to school.

Help save the earth and help your school-- recycle your books!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Reading Week April 12 through 16th

Catch the Reading Wave

Explore reading books about the ocean
Monday: Gail Gibbons
Tuesday: Leo Lionni
Wednesday: William Steig
Thursday: Marcus Pfister
Friday: Read about the Sea

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Celebrate Dr Seuss on March 2nd

Tuesday is the 106Th birthday of Dr. Seuss, but NEA RI is celebrating this Saturday at Warwick Mall from 10 until 4 PM. There will be free books, guest readers, and activities for children.

On Tuesday Charlestown Elementary students will celebrate his birthday by reading his books, making rhyming words, and using their imaginations. This year along with all of our old favorites, like The Cat in the Hat, we will be reading Horton Hears the Who. Horton teaches us many lessons about kindness, friendship, and doing what we believe, no matter how difficult. Horton says it best in the story—"A person's a person, no matter how small."

Read Across America challenges every parent to read with a child on this special day. Listed below are sites with more Dr. Seuss activities, but remember the most important thing is to share a special Dr Seuss book with your child!!

Other places for Seuss fun include:

Visit Seussville to play games at

Send a special ecard with your child at

More games are at

The new Lakeshore Store in Cranston also has children's crafts and events planned for Saturday, February 27Th from 11 to 3PM. The store is located on Route 5 near the Warwick Mall.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Read for the Record

On Thursday, October 8Th, Charlestown Elementary School will join schools and community groups all over the country reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Reading for the Record will attempt to establish a new record for people reading the same children's book. This is our fourth year participating in this event which supports children's literacy, especially for at risk pre-schoolers who live without books in their homes.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a book that charms and intrigues children of all ages while giving teachers and parents ample opportunities to discuss nutrition and individual needs.

Join in the fun and check out for ideas, or just read The Very Hungry Caterpillar with your child.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Summer Reading Assembly

On Thursday, September 24th, Charlestown Elementary celebrated all of the students who particpated in the summer reading program at a school assembly. These students returned reading logs and projects for books that they read during the summer , either alone or with their parents. After the assembly, the children selected 2 new books to read from donations by our PTO and the Verizon Corporation. Some of the students also participated in the summer fitness program and math summer programs.

We would like to salute all the parents who encouraged, assisted, or gently prodded their children to read over the warm, lazy days of summer. Students who read over the summer are more likely to maintain their reading skills and research has shown that students who fail to read over the summer actually may lose some skills.

So thank you for supporting your children and literacy.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Chariho Student Athletes Visit for Reading Week

Our special thanks to the student athletes from Chariho High School for visiting our school during reading week. Children and teachers were thrilled by the visit. A special appearance by the Charger, the high school mascot, added to the excitement.

Vocabulary word- artificial

Students in many classes showed creativity and their new word knowledge as they wore their "vocabulary hats" during the day.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Kicking Off Reading Week

Monday afternoon the children enjoyed a visit by URI's Rhody Ram to kick off Reading Week. The Ram visited each class and helped remind students that reading at home is an important part of being a good reader.
Then three members of the URI Women's Volleyball team read books by Eric Carle with some of our classes.

On Friday, student athletes from Chariho High School will visit Charlestown School to read stories and talk with the children.

So please remember ---- Rah, Rah, Rah---Read at Home!
It's Important!