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Jackson Kindergarten Celebrates Reading
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Cindy Crimmins, Jackson parent, reads the
book The Snowy Day to her son kindergarten class.
This book was read nationwide that day to showcase
the role that reading plays in a young child's life.

On Thursday, October 7, Cindy Crimmins, parent of a Jackson Elementary kindergartner, volunteered to come and read to her son's class.

Crimmins read the book The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.

This book was chosen nationwide so adults and children across the country could take part in Jumpstart's Read for the Record, a nationwide campaign to set a new world record for the largest shared reading experience on a single day. After she read the book, Crimmins surprised the class and gave every student a copy to take home. Julie Griessmeyer, Jackson kindergarten teacher, encouraged her students to use that book for their homework writing journal assignment that evening.

The goal of this one-day celebration was to bring adults and children together to showcase the role that reading plays in a young child's life. 2 1/2 million children were expected to take part in the national event.

Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
October 29, 2010