Alaska was wearing a jingle bell collar for the holidays at an area school R.E.A.D. program. As we entered the hallways jingle belling all the way, we could hear children’s excitement. Some of the children thought Santa or his reindeer were at the school! A teacher thanked us for bringing so much joy in their day.
Our team was at a local school yesterday, and wanted to share the remarkable changes in all the children that read to us. They came in all smiles with so much enthusiasm. Their improved confidence while they were reading, self-correcting during a story, and even were initiating on their own discussing each story.
Somehow it all had a positive effect on us as a new team, it was so enjoyable! One of our members works with these children in between our team visits to improve their reading skills, and it definitely showed yesterday.
As we were leaving, the children were outside for recess. They all yelled their good byes enthusiastically to my dog who definitely wanted to run to the crowd, but we weren’t sure it was allowed!