National Reading Month gives teachers and students the opportunity to celebrate the joys of reading. Each year in March, students and teachers alike participate in fun reading and literacy activities to demonstrate the power of this important life skill. Head Start invited several special visitors to drop in at both their Life Learning Head Start/Early Head Start Center and their Theodore M. Berry Center to read to their students. Here's a look at each visit:
Congressman Steve Chabot visited our Ted Berry Head Start center to read to children from ages three to five in honor of National Reading Month. The stories were familiar to the children as they read along in excitement with Chabot. "Pete the Cat: I love My White Shoes" and a Dr. Seuss classic "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish" were the books of choice; the children engaged at every turning page. Chabot said that is was a wonderful experience and he would gladly do it again.
To keep consistent with the Head Start monthly theme, "Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle" Council Member Greg Landsman, a former teacher himself, stopped in to read “Max Goes to the Recycling Center” to an inquisitive Head Start class at our Life Learning Center. Recycling with preschoolers is a simple way to teach them about taking care of their environment.
And last but not least, Councilman PG Sittenfeld stopping by to share the joy of reading with an energetic Head Start classroom! Reminding the children to always take the time to read with their parents.
A special thanks to all of our special visitors for stopping by and sharing the joy of reading!