Read Across Pennsylvania 2022
On March 15, 2022, Joyce Crosby, Terry Kennedy, Susan and Enos Martin and Tom Harp visited the LVCC after-school program at Muhlenberg Elementary School for a “Read Across Pennsylvania” event. Nineteen children are enrolled in that program, but only fourteen were present for the reading session. The children were divided into three reading level groups – grades K-1, 2-3, and 4-5. The Martins met with the youngest children, Joyce and Tom with the middle grades and Terry with the older kids. The children were delightful! They were very happy not to have to wear face masks anymore. We enjoyed seeing their faces and bright smiles. The youngest children read a familiar book, “Jabar Jumps.” The 2-3 grade kids read “The Girl Who Thought in Pictures.” And the oldest children received the book “The Locker Ate Lucy.” The books were curated and purchased through Scholastic Books. Personally, I was very impressed with how well the children read in my group. They really got into the story as the group read together. I received similar viewpoints from our other volunteers. The children were very well-behaved and appreciated our visit. We will definitely have to schedule another of these visits in the future! At the end of our session, we were presented with several clever “Thank You” cards that we will display at our next club meeting.