Our principal, Mrs. Cantrell has challenged our teachers to work together to read 500 books to each class by the end of the school year!
The importance of reading aloud to children was demonstrated in a two-year study that was completed by the US Department of Education. Results of the study indicated that the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children. Reading aloud to children increases listening skills, expression, inflection, vocabulary, comprehension, visualization skills and background knowledge.
We are super excited about this challenge and know that great and fun memories will be made for our Wildcats!