St. Peter R.C. School celebrates Jumpstart's Read for the Recordby jmaloni
St. Peter's R.C. School in Lewiston has recently participated in Jumpstart's Read for the Record, which is an annual reading celebration in the U.S. that highlights the need for a quality early education by mobilizing adults and children to set a record for the largest shared reading experience.
At St. Peter's, teachers connected the book "Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad," by Jacky Davis, with lessons on the following themes: sharing, feelings and being a hero, treating others the way you would like to be treated.
Guest readers spoke about the importance of literacy and planned various activities, including a creative writing activity.
Carol Beebe, project director of Niagara University's Department of Education, provided kindergarten students with special Beanie Baby reading buddies.
"Jumpstart's Read for the Record is a call to action to Americans to recognize the importance of quality early education, especially for our most vulnerable children," said Jessica Lemke, St. Peter's pre-K teacher. "When children start behind, they tend to stay behind. We are proud to support this campaign."
Shown is the pre-K class with Carmelo Raimondi, guest reader Cherie Hibbard, Liam Farnham, Ava Pannozzo, Trevor Ingham, Fernando Angueira and Haley Payne.