FLOC students are now on their way to creating their very own libraries with the books they hand-picked at our 5th Annual Book Festival this past Saturday, November 12th.
The Book Festival included a special guest speaker, fun literacy activities, and a book distribution through which our students selected their own, new books to take home. As keynote speaker and guest reader for the festival, Leon Harris of ABC7/WJLA-TV spoke about the importance of reading in journalism and engaged our students in one of our favorite books, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs.
The students were enthusiastic to ask questions and learn about reading from the eyes of an award-winning journalist. Afterward, they had the chance to participate in literacy activities which included conducting interviews in a mock newsroom and creating their own comic strips. Most importantly, they selected and took home their very own books.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success. Our students and staff are greatly appreciative of our community of supporters that made this event possible. For more images from the event, visit our Facebook Page.