Jump Start - Reading - Counted in the World Record
Today our 39 students joined millions of other school children across the country and around the world to celebrate literacy by reading "Otis" by Loren Long. The organization that sponsored this event is called "Jumpstart's Read for the Record". Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students and community Corps members to serve preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. They help children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for kindergarten.
Otis is the story about a fun loving tractor that befriends a frightened calf. They become inseparable until the farmer buys a bigger and newer tractor and puts Otis out to pasture. Then one day, the calf got stuck in the mud and the new tractor could not get him out. Otis came along and saved the day.
We helped to make our reading count in this world record breaking event!