John Cotten Tayloe, P.S. Jones team up for Read Across America
Published 5:29 pm Monday, March 7, 2016
The middle school students acknowledged Dr. Seuss’s birthday by reading his books. All sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade members were invited.
Eighth-grader Ashley Woolard said, “Reading to the kids was so much fun and felt very rewarding. The kids were very enthusiastic and had a lot of fun.”
“Builder’s Club is all about helping our students build leadership skills and serving the community. Leading a lesson in rhyming, reading Dr. Seuss books and interacting with the students was definitely an enjoyable experience for all involved,” said Rebecca Beers, a Builder’s Club advisor.
After the students read a few Dr. Seuss books, they played Around the World with rhymes.
“I enjoyed when they came because I like reading Dr. Seuss books. Another reason I enjoyed this is because the game we played was fun,” said Nancy Gobellan, Ms. Taylor’s third-grade student.
“Today was a good morning because P.S. Jones students read us a Dr. Seuss book. I thought that today was the best day at JCT,” said Jose Hernandea, one of Ms. Derner’s third-graders.
Sixth-grader Leah Brickhouse remarked, “The students were so good and had so much fun. They came up with the funniest rhymes.”
“Our students were so excited to do the lesson they had practiced. Our students really enjoyed being able to serve in a place that many of them still feel connected to. Watching them interact with the JCT students showed this was a valuable experience for everyone,” said Anna Hodges, a Builder’s Club advisor.
“It was so rewarding to see our former JCT elementary students return as PSJ middle school role models to lead our students in several reading activities. Our staff was so impressed with our visitors and the amount of preparation that had been completed prior to their visit. I hope this will become an annual visit for our students to look forward to. Our students are still talking about it. Thanks to Ms. Beers for organizing this opportunity for both schools,” JCT Principal Bubs Carson said.
“I was so impressed with the young people in my classroom today,” Tracy Solano, third-grade teacher, added.