Friday, April 5, 2013

Reading on the Wing

Edgewood Elementary first Grader Grace Lewiski peers over the top of her book.

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Second grade students at Edgewood Elementary School gained new appreciation for the joy and value of reading thanks to a visit by the Philadelphia Eagles Book Mobile.

First-graders Leilani Alberto, left, and Hannah Jane Daniels
a book during a visit from the Eagles Bookmobile.
Second graders in Jayne Burke’s and Tina Ludy’s classes sat down with Storybook Man and Coach Ally and spent some time enjoying the pleasures of reading.

Storybook Man used his best expressive reading and captivated the students’ attention as he read about the hippopotamus that ate the teacher. 

Needless to say, there were a lot of laughs and smiling going on. 

He then told the true story of the “Three Little Pigs” (from the wolf’s side of the story).

At the end of the program, each student received a free book. 

First grader Cyan DiMarcello
The second graders showed their appreciation by giving an Eagles’ cheer goodbye to Storybook Man and Coach Ally.

“Our students were so excited to have a visit from our special guests and appreciated the time that they took to read stories to them. It’s through activities like this that youngsters gain an appreciation and sense of joy from reading that will hopefully stay with them the rest of their lives,” Ludy, said.

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