Reading Day at Walkertown Elementary School
Walkertown Elementary School is a beautiful school that welcomes parents, visitors and community members to come inside and see what exciting things are taking place. One of those exciting things happened just a few weeks ago.
March 7th was the day Walkertown Elementary School hosted its first annual, “Walkertown, Let’s Read to Make a Difference Day.” Even the Mayor proclaimed the day as an annual event, encouraging the community to get involved with supporting the school and students in their pursuit of becoming life-long readers.
As a children’s author, I was excited when Ms. Barbara Cohen, the principal of Walkertown Elementary School, invited me to be a part of the day’s activities. As you can see in the photo, the children were well-behaved, listening and participating at appropriate times as I read my children’s books. They seemed to especially enjoy the newest book, “Tired of Being a Bully.”
Ms. Cohen said she was happy with all the support that was received from community businesses, churches and other organizations. The schedule was filled throughout the day with various individuals who came not only to read, but to share their ideas of why reading is important. From all accounts, and from the smiles on children’s faces, it was a successful day enjoyed by all.
To produce graduates ready for the 21st century, as demonstrated by the philosophy of the administration and staff of Walkertown Elementary School, it’s going to take not only the efforts of parents, teachers and students, but the community as well. It’s encouraging to see educators open to new and different ideas such as reading day, but it’s even more encouraging when leaders of that community support those ideas.
Congratulations, Walkertown Elementary School! For your organization and willingness to let others be a part of your educational process, you are my favorite school of the week.
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