Dr. Angela Stallings, principal at Memorial High, reads to Teague students in the Memorial library as part
of "Read for the Record" activities.
More than 200 second-graders from Teague Elementary visited Memorial High to participate in the national "Read for the Record Day."
"Read for the Record" is an annual campaign sponsored by Jumpstart, one of the nation's leading non- profit educational organizations. The campaign brings children and adults together to read the same book -- on the same day -- in schools, homes and the community.
"We invited Teague Elementary because we want the community and the future students to know that reading is important," said Adrienne Raible, Memorial's librarian. "Reading will help them throughout their entire educational careers."
This year's "Read for the Record" goal was to get more than two million students to read The Snowy Day, by Jack Ezra Keats, on Thursday, Oct. 7, the designated reading day. All proceeds from book sales generated by the event will be donated to Jumpstart.
Memorial students in the Ready SET Teach and Child Guidance programs took an active role in the project. The future educators were asked to pick a book, develop a lesson plan and teach the Teague students from their lesson plans. Teague is a feeder elementary for Memorial.
The future Mavericks enjoyed listening to scary stories and doing literary activities that included finding cause-and-effect, plot, main idea and using context clues.
Raible and Memorial teacher Ele Manry coordinated the event through a mini-grant called "Teach and Touch the Future" from the Pasadena ISD Education Foundation. Other event photos follow.