Winding Ridge Students ‘Read for the Record’
On Thursday, September 20, students and teachers from Winding Ridge Elementary School participated in Read for the Record. (www.readfortherecord.org) Read for the Record is a national campaign designed to encourage hundreds of thousands of children and adults from across the country to read the same book on the same day.
The book teachers read is called The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf. This is a story about a young peaceful bull, Ferdinand, who loves to lay in the grass under a tree and smell the flowers. One day he is mistakenly taken off to a bullfight, where he is believed to be the fiercest bull around.
First graders commented on the book, “I like when Ferdinand smells the flowers. He is a funny bull.”
A total of 25 teachers and 517 students participated in Read for the Record. Second grade teacher Mr. Sickels and fourth grade teacher Mrs. Wiese helped to organize this even at the school after they learned of the campaign from a parent in Sickels class. Mr. Sickels noted that, “this was a great way to bring the students and teachers together through literacy.”
$517.00 was raised towards the teaching and learning initiatives of Jumpstart and its supporters because $1.00 was donated for each child who heard the book.