Jackson Kindergarteners Read for the Record
Jackson School parent, Cindy Crimmins, shared her love of books when she volunteered to come and read to Mrs. Julie Griessmeyer's Kindergarten class on Thursday, October 6th. The book she chose was “Llama Llama Red Pajama” by Anna Dewdney. The reason for this selection was because on this particular day, adults and children across the country took 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.
Mrs. Crimmins incorporated the new SmartBoard in the classroom as the book was projected from www.wegivebooks.com onto the SmartBoard. The children were so attentive. With a touch of the hand, the page was turned while the students remained fixated on the beauty of the book shown on the big screen. The students were also encouraged to share the website with their parents as it has an unlimited amount of free online books. Every time a book is read online, one can give a book to charity.
This one-day celebration brings together adults and children to showcase the role reading plays in a young child’s life. Three million children were expected to take part by reading this book on this day. Mrs. Griessmeyer’s 22 students were a part of the effort.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
October 28, 2011