Preeceville School was excited to have finally launched their writer-in-residence program for the 2017-2018 year! Sigmund Brouwer, award-winning Canadian author, will be involved in writing workshops with their students via live classroom visits as well as video interaction.
Sigmund visited the school on September 20 for the launch. GSSDs Deputy Director, Donna Kriger, and Superintendents of Education, Mark Forsythe, Lisa Wotherspoon and Alisa Leidl joined the program.
Sigmund will be primarily focusing on Mrs. Klebeck's grade 3 class to get the students to see themselves as story ninjas. "If students leave grade 3 with a self-perception as a good reader/writer that carries over, and sadly, the opposite seems true as well" said Sigmund Brouwer. Each Grade 3 student gets a story ninja folder with 21 story ninja tricks. "Students also get story ninja stickers and tattoos. Along with the writing lessons I supply, I want to be the extra motivational help for teachers in the classroom, and a story ninja attitude applies to any and all writing curricula."
The school's website is now live! The students will have access to unlimited downloads of 82 ebook titles to support their literacy initiatives