Auburn Elementary School (Auburn, MI)
celebrates National Punctuation Day®
Principal Mary Goedert and several of her teachers used National Punctuation Day® as a springboard for day-long learning.
Students coming into school that morning were greeted with a chorus of 4th graders singing the Punctuation Rap over the loudspeaker.
During the day, 2nd-grade students of Mrs. Cindy Berg and 4th-grade students of Mrs. Karen Rauschenberger played Punctuation Football and sentence games in which students dressed in vests with punctuation marks on them, and punctuated sentences.
The children also wrote short essays on “What I learned on National Punctuation Day.” Their comments are below.
Congratulations to Principal Goedert and her teachers for using National Punctuation Day® as a vehicle for teaching this all-important literacy skill.
“What I Learned on National Punctuation Day”
by Auburn Elementary 4th-grade students of Mrs. Karen Rauschenberger
I learned new punctuation like colons. Also I learned that punctuation is important because if we didn’t have punctuation we would be talking and reading forever. I learned a new song. Me and my classmates sang the song on Punctuation Day. I love punctuation. — by RS
“Punctuation is important. Without periods and exclamation point and also all the other punctuation points we would be talking on and on.”
I love punctuations they are fun! I was on the announcement and I sang the question mark! They teach me if I am telling a question or when to pause. I love to write so I need to now all of the punctuations! And I learned every sentence has a punctuation at the end of the sentence! — by R
Punctuation is important. Without periods and exclamation point and also all the other punctuation points we would be talking on and on. We couldn’t stop or pause without punctuation. So that is how punctuation is important. — by AP
I learned so much we read about all sorts about exclamation marks, quotation, commas and colons and a song can’t forget the song Punk Punk Punctuation. Man that was a cool song it was in rock and jazz. I liked jazz the most. I played punctuation games like we took out all punctuation out and someone had to put them back. — by NB
“I learned so much we read about all sorts about exclamation marks, quotation, commas and colons and a song can’t forget the song Punk Punk Punctuation. Man that was a cool song.”
I learned that punctuation day tells us about punctuation and what they are. — by CW
One of the things that I learned is a new song. Some of the kids in our class went on the announcements and sang it to the school. They also taped and sang it to the Bay City times. — by DZ
I learned about all different kinds of punctuation. Punctuation is a good thing to do to spice up sentences. My part that I sang was colon. I learned a new song and I love it. — by MW
“Why Punctuation is Important”
by Auburn Elementary 2nd-grade students of Mrs. Cindy Berg
The resin why puchawayn marcs are imporint is becaes you do not want to keep tacing. — by LH
It’s good for a setins so you can stop. If your happy put a happy mark wich is this! If someone is talking lord put a lord mark wich is this “”. — by M
“I love punctuations they are fun! They teach me if I am telling a question or when to pause. I love to write so I need to now all of the punctuations!”
So you don’t go ahead when you are rittig. You need to stop. That’s what a period means. — by T
If you didn’t have punkuashon peple whod not understand you. And they wold not nhow if it was icksiting. — by A
They hlpe peopleola so they dot go on and on and they thcing that sentsin go on and on — by S
They are important because if you didn’t you could tell how you feel If you didn’t have a question mark how would you ask a qustion. — by CC