Here are more pictures of our Pins For Kids event. Such a fun event and day!
Here are more pictures of a fun event that benefits a good cause, Reading Railroad and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library! This was one of the last events before social distancing became the norm. So thankful to everyone that participated!
We are so thankful for everyone that came out and supported our Pins For Kids event. It was a fun day for all. So happy we were able to get together.
The February and March Business Partner visits were a little scarce due to many illnesses and the weather. In February the children listened to Olivia and the Tooth Fairy. They then were given activities about the Tooth Fairy. In March the story Ribbit was read and then the children tried to solve animal riddles. I was very impressed with their answers! With the closings in April we would like to thank our business partners for sharing their valuable time with their classes. Remember keep reading 20 minutes a day. There are many sights that offer guest reading on-line and illustrators doing art lessons. Stay healthy and hopefully we will have some pictures from May!
Although we did not have much snow in January, our business partners read the story Oliver's Winter Adventure. The children learned about hibernation, winter words and some even got to make snowmen--well paper ones! Can't wait to see what is happening in February.
Lewis Cass First Graders recently visited the Walton Public Library. Each month these students get to hear a special story and then have an activity related to the book. At their January visit volunteer Margaret Armstrong read the book Big Snow by Jonathan Bean. The students then were given instructions of how to make snowflakes out of coffee filters by librarian Kathy Naphew. With the help of Kathy, Margaret and Beth the children had fun and made some interesting snowflakes. On this particular January day, the only snowflakes we saw were those the children made. Thank you to Beth, Kathy, and Margaret for an exciting visit for our Lewis Cass First Graders!
December Business Partner readers were busy trying to catch an elf as they read How to Catch an Elf to their classes this month. We even had Mrs. Claus visit! The excitement of Christmas could be found in all the classrooms. One class even got to try and build an elf trap. Our Business Partners who share their time and love of reading are a true "gift" to the Reading Railroad Program. Can't wait to see what awaits the classes in January. Check back to see new faces next month.
First Graders bundled up for their December trip to the Logansport Public Library. Our volunteers were ready with some fun Christmas stories. Some were supplied by Mrs. Shafer, others brought their favorite Christmas books. We even had a "special guest reader", see if you can tell who it was in the pictures. The children were excited to pick out their books to have at home to read over the winter break. Our volunteers are such a "special gift" to share their time and love of reading with our first-grade students in Logansport.
Our Business Partner program is in full swing again this year. 55 classrooms, PreK through first grade throughout Cass County, have been paired with a business partner. These business partners have been provided with nine books and activities to share with their assigned classroom throughout the 2019-2020 school year. These partners take time out of their busy day to read, interact, and sometimes bring surprises to the students. A lot of joy and excitement is had by all, as these pictures tell the stories. Continue to check back throughout the school year to see more pictures of other business partners. Thank you to all who share their love of reading and committment to our Cass County schools and students!
First grade library visits have started. Guest readers are invited to read to the students before they pick out their two books to take home and read. On October 2nd the students were in for a real surprise as Miss Pink Pig (aka Miss Pam Roller) read to the students! Her advise to the students " be a reader today and a leader tomorrow." She also reminded the students to hug a book and read a book daily! Great advice Miss Pink Pig! We are off to a great year of visiting the Cass County Public Library. Another wonderful program supported by United Way of Cass County and the Reading Railroad program. We are so lucky to have our community leaders be readers. In November we added more pictures to our library visit album. Check out the bus provided by United Way of Cass County and the Reading Railroad program!