DuBOIS — A group of DuBois Area Middle School students enjoy sharing their love of reading to local pre-school children who attend CenClear on Beaver Drive in DuBois.
“It’s just a little bit of an outreach to pre-schoolers to show them that we love reading,” said seventh-grade teacher Carrie Reynolds, noting that students of seventh-grade teacher Anna Woods participate as well.
“Anna has a connection with someone at CenClear and she asked them if it would be okay for us to bring our class,” Reynolds said. “And they said yes, and then the board approve for us to go. We’ve been going once a month, with the most recent last Thursday.”
“We just walk over,” Reynolds said. “This month, we read a ‘Readers’ Theater’ to the pre-school students.”
Typically, “We’ve been doing like a buddy reading, where they have my students practice a book and then they share it with a pre-schooler.”
Although they did that this month, too, they also performed two Readers’ Theaters.
“At the end of it, we have the pre-schoolers pick their favorite book and then we read it to them,” Reynolds said. “We encourage the reading. The love of it, you know, at such an early age.”