October was a busy month at ReadBoston!
ReadBoston paid a visit to the Mozart Elementary school in October. The 2nd and 3rd graders enjoyed the read aloud of “Zen Shorts” by Jon J. Muth. After the read aloud we had a great group discussion about how holding on to frustration can hinder us from enjoying the moment. Our visit to the Mozart ended with a book scavenger hunt. Not only did each student take home a book, but they also increased their love for reading!!!
The Beethoven School in West Roxbury celebrates the harvest season with a pumpkin decorating contest. ReadBoston came to support the students’ creativity by sharing the story “The Biggest Pumpkin Ever” by Steve Kroll. Our group discussion after the story was over was about the benefits of teamwork. Beethoven students embraced the phrase that “teamwork makes the dream work”.
October 29th we kicked off the Read to Achieve program, our partnership with the Boston Celtics at the Curtis Guild School in East Boston. Celtics point guard Brad Wanamaker and his wife Michelle, Celtics VIP Dana Barros, and other members of the Celtics organization visited classrooms to read a story. The Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation gave the Curtis Guild School a donation of $2,500 to be used to support their literacy programming and all students received a copy of the book.
On October 14th ReadBoston participated in the Annual Roslindale Day parade. Many children who recognize the ReadBoston Storymobile from our summer program ran up to get ReadBoston stickers. It’s always nice to hear, “Hey we love ReadBoston!” Such a fun day–we’ll see you next year, Roslindale!
On Thursday evenings ReadBoston supports the BPS Parent University Parent Reading Club at Boston Latin Academy. The Club is 6 weekly workshops where BPS parents learn key practices to coach their children in becoming deep and committed readers. Kids get to listen to a story at the end of each workshop and choose a book to add to their home library.
Stay tuned for more literacy fun!