C.R.E.W. Begins at Glenwood Landing
Small Moments Make Big Stories

On January 17th, Glenwood Landing began its C.R.E.W. (Curious Readers Enthusiastic Writers) festival with an exciting school-wide assembly celebrating over 50 years of C.R.E.W. This year, the CREW committee proudly stated that the theme was “Small Moments Big Stories.” Students will be encouraged all month to read books about fiction, poetry, non-fiction, biographies, and science fiction, just to name a few and write about them! The enjoyable ceremony was filled with songs and a presentation summarizing all of the educational activities that will take place during the month of January.

Some exciting events that are planned for C.R.E.W. this year include:

  • A visit by author, John Rocco who writes humorous poetry
  • Buddy Reading & Writing, inter-classes share reading and writing together
  • Guest Readers, a special time when parents and/or family members and friends come to Glenwood Landing School to read to the students
  • Mystery reader, listen for clues as to who the two mystery readers will be! Try to guess who in our school district it could be!
  • “St. Jude Read-A-Thon, which includes raising money for children with cancer.
  • C.R.E.W. Button Contest, a favorite activity where each student participates in drawing the new C.R.E.W. button. During the opening ceremony, the best student buttons from each grade were selected and the children were called up onstage. along with the school-wide button contest winner!

  • Spirit Days

While students read and write all year long, the month of C.R.E.W. reinforces these skills by continuing to focus on genres including poetry, fairytales, non-fiction, personal narratives, biographies, memoirs, and picture books. Additionally, many, many library activities will take place throughout the month.

During C.R.E.W., students will be challenged to read more books than the year before!
On January 31st, there will be a closing ceremony to culminate the C.R.E.W. festival. Many thanks go out to the teachers, staff, the C.R.E.W. committee, and the Glenwood Landing School-Community Association (SCA) who are all essential in the success of this event.  

Article and photos by Shelly Newman