Thursday, November 28, 2019
IRA board member Manda Tenorio delivered the annual book donation from the Guam Council International Reading Association to our local Prison and Alee Shelter, Catholic Social Services.
Guam IRA annual book donation to the Alee Shelter. Receiving the books is Carol Crisostomo from the Alee Shelter, Catholic Social Services
Guam IRA annual book donation to the Department of Corrections library.
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Vivian Wolff, Chairperson of IRA’s Grants Committee, presented checks to Liwayway Anicas of JQ San Migel, for her grant project, entitled “Keep Quiet, Listen, and Read On" and to Ciann San Nicolas of Inarajan Elementary School, for her grant project entitled, “Inspiring a Love for Literacy. Each semester the IRA, in conjunction with the UOG School of Education Alumni Association, awards two grants for innovative ideas that promote literacy. The Spring Grant Cycle will take place in April. For more information, go to http://iraguam.blogspot.com/ for grant guidelines and application form.
Ciann San Nicolas, a teacher at Inarajan Elementary School, received $500.00 to build her classroom library and implement her “Inspiring a Love for Literacy” proposal.
J.Q. San Miguel Elementary 3rd grade teacher, Liwayway Anicas, received a $500.00 grant from the International Reading Association for her “Keep Quiet, Listen, and Read On” proposal for her classroom.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Representatives of the Guam Council of the International Reading Association (IRA) and the UOG School of Education Alumni Association (SOEAA) receive congratulations on their joint efforts to encourage Guam youngsters to read for fun from local author, Frances Baumann, and her husband, attorney Ladd Baumann. The couple contributed 300 children’s books to be used as prizes to public elementary school students who participate in the next islandwide
Read-a-thon. The books – Ramon on the Phone and Midge at the Fridge – are written by Frances Baumann and feature funny stories told in rhyme about a CHamoru “coach potato” and his “junk-food-junkie” friend who discover how to get fit and eat right. The storybooks, which
include audio narration and companion activities, games, and jump rope songs, are now available online at Amazon.com.
In addition to its annual Read-a-thon for children and in keeping with its goal to improve literacy and reading instruction in Guam and Micronesia, the IRA is hosting its 32nd annual regional Language Arts Conference for teachers and parents this weekend on Nov. 15 and 16 at the Pacific Star Resort.
Pictured left to right are: Vivian Wolff, Chairperson of IRA Grants; Margaret Beem, Vice President of SOEAA; Ladd & Fran Baumann; and Trini Chargualaf, retired GDOE principal.