It is not just entering college that matters, it is actually graduating or that counts! Hope College knows how to help their students get to the finish line. As my son enters his Freshman year, I am relieved to know he is attending a school that knows how to help students accomplish their goals in 4 years! http://www.hope.edu/pr/pressreleases/content/view/full/23386
Today I surprised a kindergarten class at West Elementary in Godwin Heights, Wyoming Michigan today by being their Mystery Reader. I read one of my favorite books, Book, Book, Book. After we enjoyed this wonderful book, I passed out orange HOPE College pencils to remind each child to go home and tell their important to read to them. We practiced telling each each, “I HOPE you will read me a story tonight. Since my dad is the Public Relations director at Hope College in Holland, MI it helps to have an in! This is my alumni school. Also, my son will attend Hope College in the Fall. I wore my HOPE T-Shirt. I HOPE you will read every day for the rest of your life was my message today.
I encourage every person reading this to volunter one hour this month by reading a story in one classroom somewhere this month. If you are a teacher, go in a classroom that is NOT yours. Read to another class. They will LOVE it. If you are not a teacher, go into a classroom and read to a group of students. Make their day. Be a mystery reader. I promise you, you will benefit more than the students!
I hope you pick the perfect book to read just like you pick the perfect clothes to wear to school. I will remind the students of this lesson tomorrow.
Today was exciting! Andrew completed and sent his application to HOPE COLLEGE. The tradition continues from grandparents to parents to child. As parents we are given the gift of children. Then as they make decisions, we celebrate their independence.
Books are too easy, just right, or too hard. This too little shirt is representing that are too easy for this reader.
Abby is wearing a JUST RIGHT shirt representing her just right books! She HOPES she picks just right books all the time (she does!).
She is excited that she is wearing her HOPE Just Right Reading shirt! YEAH ABBY! GO HOPE!
Abby is working hard and HOPE(ing) to read the hard books that her mom (or teacher) can read. She knows that she cannot read the hard books yet, but she knows she will grow into the Hope shirt and the (hard) books by working hard and practicing. The concept that adult shirt is too big and the books that are too hard works for kids.
The pictures are of my sister and niece since I protect faces of students in classrooms. I did this lesson with children today. It was great! I went to Hope College. I taught this lesson in my own classroom and never took pictures.