Read All Day is a celebration of books, literacy and reading. Guest readers, including News Channel 10 anchor John Gray, some of Mrs. Mouzakes’ grade 8 Theater students and Mrs. Magill K-8 Interventionist, volunteered their time to read to groups in the auditorium. Students enjoyed listening to picture books, nonfiction and novels during Read All Day.
Author James Preller was Algonquin’s special guest for our 16th annual Richtol’s Read All Day. Mr. Preller lives in Delmar and is the author of over eighty books, including Bystander, (which deals with bullying in a middle school) and The Courage Test. Generous support for this author visit was provided by the Averill Park Education Foundation and Algonquin retirees in honor of late AMS teacher Carol McMillan.
Mr. Preller presented to each grade and spoke about the writing process, how he gets his ideas and advice for students who would like to write. Mr. Preller answered many questions from our curious students.
One student said, “I really enjoyed meeting James Peller and hearing how his experiences helped him make his books.”
Two other students told their teacher that hearing from John Gray and James Preller helped them think more about their own writing. Students had an opportunity to meet Mr. Preller and talk with him as he signed their books after school. He gave Algonquin students, faculty and staff a memorable day they won’t forget!