Reading with Furry Friends at James Madison
Madison Elementary School second grade students often read to their
teachers, parents, and classroom volunteers. This year the students had
a special reading buddy�their own stuffed animal.
Thanks to donations
from Thrivent Financial and volunteers from the Foster Grandparent
Program, each second grader at James Madison received a stuffed animal
"reading buddy" along with four new books.
Over a period of six weeks,
a Foster Grandparent read with the children and their animals. Once a
rapport was established, the children took their reading buddies home
to continue this shared literacy experience. The program is designed to
encourage and support reading at home.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
May 20, 2009