READ To Me Challenge

First Lady Ann LePage with the Department of Education will issue a challenge to read to a child for fifteen minutes. This challenge begins February 2, and our district is accepting it. The challenge will culminate on Read Across America Day on March 2, so you have the entire month to get reading.

The Department of Education is hoping to spark interest and promote awareness about the power of reading to a child.

Sharing your reading life with a child is a powerful way to connect. “When we give children books, we become part of their future, part of their most cherished memories, and part of their lives.” - Anita Silvey

How to Complete the Challenge:
Please help spread the word about this challenge and encourage older siblings to read to younger ones, extended family and friends to read aloud.

If you are wondering what to read, consider sharing your childhood favorite. You could have your child choose a book.

Read an engaging book, chapter of a novel, newspaper or magazine article, comics, nursery rhymes or poetry.

If possible, use #ReadtoME or #ReadaloudME to post a photo or brief video clip on social media with your challenge to others to read aloud 15 minutes to a child or children they know. An example of a message is: “I completed the Read to ME Challenge. You are next! Read to a child for 15 minutes.” Remember if you are reading to a child other than your own that you should get permission from the guardians to include photos or videos.

If you would like more information, please visit this website below.

http://www.maine.gov/doe...

Please contact us with any questions.

Let's read on!
Debra Butterfield, Teacher-Librarian

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