Kindergarten students and first-graders from Waverly
sat down on the floor and listened eagerly to Eastchester High School students
as they read them a story as part of World Read Aloud Day.
“A story can build community,” said EHS Library Media
Specialist Nancy Brown. “The younger students see how the older students love
to read and they discover the excitement that a book can bring.”
Approximately 20 high school students visited the
children on March 1, read a story and shared advice about navigating schoolwork.
Some of the older students reconnected with their former teachers.
“It is sentimental going back and seeing everything.
It is a joyful experience,” explained sophomore Daniel Orlando.
Sophomore Lauren DeLeon said, “This gives the students
a sense of encouragement, a goal. They will say, I can be that.”
Students read the story of Ruthie and the (Not So)
Teeny Tiny Lie which correlates with Waverly’s theme of honesty for March.
Thank you to Nancy Brown and Jean Ahern-Kenny for organizing the event.
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