Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A First Night For First R

Last Thursday night marked a significant first for the “First R” reading program in Gloucester and Rockport-the first steps were taken toward actually providing every student in a classroom to have a book read to it with a copy of that book. Through generous donors, the books have been purchased. They did need, however, to have stickers placed on them indicating that they were from the “First R” program.

Importantly, the stickers also contain a line for the student to write their name to identify them as the owner of the book. What a great accomplishment for this program, which has been developed and sustained by Pat Earle.

In order to place their stickers, Pat enlisted the assistance of Rick Doucette and the YMCA Team Leaders Club. I arranged for pizza and soda and we worked to get the job done. Soon students will be visited by guest readers and be receiving a new book to call their own. Below is a picture of the sticker placement team.

To read a Gloucester Daily Times article on the project, please click the following link http://www.gloucestertimes.com/archivesearch/local_story_276022147.html.