Reading Corner

The Reading Corner


Happy New Year, Parents and Guardians!
I hope that 2019 find you all well. We have a lot going on in the world of reading here at Glenmar Elementary this month and in the upcoming months.
With the new year comes a new reading challenge. We will be participating in the #BWellRead Reading Challenge. This month we will be reading books that were made into a movie. The remainder of the year we will be focusing on the books below:

  • February: Read a book written by a person of color
  • March: Read a book with a one-word title
  • April: Read a memoir or biography about a person who doesn’t look like you
  • May: Read a book recommended by a friend
  • June: Read a book about music

In celebration of Black History Month, the Office of Social Studies and Office of English Language Arts are co-sponsoring a writing contest for Elementary students.
The writing contest directions are below:
“Choose an African American author, athlete, scientist, musician, activist or figure of personal significance in your life to spotlight for BCPS in one of the following ways:

  • By describing actions or choices the individual made that showed determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.
  • By discussing how the individual had a significant impact on your daily life.
  • All submissions must be in Times New Roman, 12pt. font, and double spaced.
  • All work must be titled.
  • Each page must be numbered and include the writer’s last name. Print clearly!
  • Entries may be any of the following genres: a personal essay, a letter, a speech, a script, a poem, or a visual representation with a written description (grade K-2 only)
  • Poetry must be no longer than 50 lines.
  • Other types of entries must be no longer than two pages.
  • All entries must be submitted by Thursday, February 14th.
  • Winners will be notified by February 19th.

If you have any questions about the writing contest or the #BWellRead Reading Challenge please feel free to call the office and ask for Mrs. Marzocchi or email me at
Happy reading and writing!
~ Mrs. Marzocchi