Thursday, October 3, 2013

Read for the Record

Today we participated in trying to set a new world record for reading! There is a remarkable website called We Give Books, which donates books to children all over the world based on how many books students read on the site. I strongly encourage you to check this website out at home with your student. We have been talking a lot about the power of reading and they find it pretty amazing that the more reading they do the more it will benefit others.
The book we read today, "Otis" written by Loren Long, is a story about a close friendship between a cow and a tractor and overcoming a challenge that tried to pull their friendship apart. This great story was read by people all over the world today, October 3rd, to raise awareness about the importance of early childhood reading. We had a great conversation about this and many of the kiddos shared that they read to their younger siblings, cousins, and neighbors, which is so wonderful!
In order to beat last year's record, more than 2.3 million people have to read the book! Hopefully we find out soon if we broke a world record with reading!

1 comment:

  1. This is an amazing event and the kids look like they were very proud to be a part of it! Great job reading kids!