LAKEHEAD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
In celebration of Literacy Day on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, Kingsway Park Public School brought in national bestselling author, Jean E. Pendziwol, to a virtual session with the entire school. The local author presented a live reading of her new book, I Found Hope in a Cherry Tree, which features the themes of hope, discovery and wonder.
After the book reading, the school’s intermediate students were invited to generate a word cloud with their answers to the question “Where do you find hope?”. Results show that friends, family, and school currently offer the highest source of hope. “With the ongoing pandemic, Kingsway Park Public School is striving to spread hope that 2021 will be filled with new beginnings. We hope that our world becomes healthy and that we can soon enjoy our lives to the fullest once again”, said vice principal Kristi Lees.
The author provided the intermediate students with an in-depth writing lesson which coached them through the creation of a fictional scene based on a real and vivid personal memory. Through finding their inspiration and using the theme of hope, the students were able to capture important elements and utilize advanced writing techniques to describe a scene fit for a novel.
“Offering our students virtual visits with inspiring and successful individuals who provide positive perspectives and captivate our students in their lessons is what makes Lakehead Public Schools exceptional”, said Director of Education Ian MacRae.
Lakehead Public Schools will continue to partner with extraordinary individuals to remain a leader in offering expert knowledge and unique academic experiences.