In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, March is designated as Reading Month as a extra little reminder to everyone to enjoy reading!
There are some awesome activities taking place in classrooms across the nation but particularly in the central Michigan area.
The Gratiot/Isabella Career Navigators organized quite a number of career specialists as readers in elementary classrooms. These business folks read a book about their career field to students then shared their own experiences working locally. Students were highly engaged in the classrooms I visited.
Miss Katie, from Anderson and Girls Orchard of Stanton, read about being a Zookeeper then shared live animals with the classes she visited in St. Louis and Alma.
Chris Holton, Central Michigan Youth for Christ, read to Hillcrest elementary students about healthy habits and talked to them about his role as a Health and Fitness Coordinator.
AND THEN THERE WAS THIS . . .
This is my Mom with Gratiot Career Navigator, Kiley Kochensparger. When I spoke with Kiley a couple of months ago as part of an interview for an article he told me of his close connection to Hillcrest Elementary in Alma. I mentioned to him that my mother, Shirley Wallace, taught at Hillcrest for many years. Kiley exclaimed, “You’re mother is NOT Shirley Wallace! She was my favorite teacher ever.” Kiley invited my Mom to the hear the Hillcrest readers you see in this blog but mostly so he could hug her and show her he made good! Teachers! You may never know what you meant to someone who one day might use you as a model for what they choose to do!