Dr. Calvin Powell
Grades five and seven had readings from the works of Newfoundland writers.
The grade five classes, studying Grandparents Days, enjoyed Dr. Calvin
Powell reading the old remedies in Greta Husseys book My Life at
Lears Room. Dr. Powell provided a valuable discussion on the
medical background of the remedies. The grade seven students hosted their
mayor, Mr. Wilbur Sparkes. Mr. Sparkes is well known for his story telling
ability as well as his many years as a hockey player, in which he is still
actively participating. He brought out the humour in Ted Rusells
The Hockey Game.
David Crane and Class
Hockey official, David Crane from the 1999 Canada Winter Games had an
excellent session with the grade nine class. He talked about his experiences at
the Games and read his selection of The Street Lawyer by John
Grisham. As the grade four class was watching a video of the opening ceremonies
of the Games, they were pointing out two local hockey players, Matthew French
and Brent Roach, when the two arrived at the door for a visit. The class was
excited and impressed as they read The Dragon in the Rock by Marie
The READ-IN was exciting as well as a great learning experience for
the students. The event truly demonstrated the importance of reading to people
of all ages and in all walks of life. All the participants expressed their
appreciation for being invited. St. Marks thanked them with a gift of one
of the featured books of the day by Mrs. Greta Hussey. The READ-IN was a
memorable experience for all.