Saturday, September 15, 2012

Knight Readers

One of the best things about teaching and learning at the Education Village is all of the many opportunities available to us that aren't always available at other schools. Because we are connected to a high school and intermediate school through a set of doors our opportunities for collaboration are sky high. The kids love walking to the high school or intermediate school and the "big kids" enjoy seeing the little friends on their campus.

This year we are beginning a new program. The varsity Knights football players have been paired up with classrooms at our school. On the days of home football games the players will come to our classrooms and participate in an activity. The same players will visit each time. This gives both sets of students (elementary and secondary) a chance to build relationships.

Our first visit was this Thursday and boy were my friends stoked for our visitors! The young men arrived dressed in their finest and took turns reading the book "Miss Nelson Has a Field Day." The kids enjoyed the story and then asked questions and wanted autographs! One friend pulled out a football he brought for recess and got our Knight Readers to sign it. I don't know who had more fun - our students or the boys.

We're looking forward to their next visit! They will be coming again this week and will read "By My Brother's Side" by Tiki and Ronde Barber. We are planning some fun decorations to help build up spirit for their visit.

It's a great day to be a Knight!

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