Guest readers encourage our students to love books
The CES School Readiness preschool celebrated Read Across America by having special guests visit to read their favorite stories to the students. Scroll down or click the days below to see those galleries. Check back to see new galleries added as guest visit throughout the week.
Eric Nyquist, principal of the Regional Center for the Arts high school and coordinator of the Open Choice program, read "The Gruffalo's Child" to Room 3. Eric has a background as an actor and put his performing arts skills to good use while reading. Students also dressed up as various classic fairytale characters as part of the Read Across America celebration.
Students were entertained and encouraged to read by books related to animals and a puppet show.
Dr. Michael McGrath, director of the Special Education division at CES, visited Room 4 to read the book, "Five Tough and Tiny Seeds," which tells the story of how seeds become plants and flowers. ... Also, students dressed up as old people like the character in the storybook, "The Little Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly." Click here or scroll down to see those photos.
The students and staff had a surprise special guest, when Linda Page showed up to read "Dear Zoo." Linda was director of School Readiness until she retired in July 2021. She had led the program since it was established in 2006.
Room 1 students were treated to a visit from Suzanne Clement, the Early Childhood Administrator at CES, who read her favorite children's book, "Jonathan and His Mommy." Her copy of the book is signed by the author, Irene Smalls.