HS Students and 5th Graders: Reading Buddies at GAHS
Fifth grade River View Community School teachers Becky Duca, Jolaine Galibois-Barss, Amanda Sergent, and their students recently visited the Library Commons to participate in the READ to ME Challenge. Twelve high school students read aloud to small groups of students. Students discussed the stories, revealed their favorite reading spots, and got to know each other. GAHS’s Teacher-Librarian Debra Butterfield also read aloud to students and discussed with them the benefits and joys of reading. Librarian Kristina Wheelock gave a rousing welcome to the fifth graders and gave them a sneak peek at where they’ll go to school in a few years.
Senior Kyle Capozzi shared, "The experience introduced minds to the power of stories."
Senior Jaycie Stevens reflected, "It was a good experience to read and create a connection outside of storytime."
Fifth graders gave their praise for the visit. They said it was really fun, voted to do it again, and shared it was cool to be read to by high school students they could hang out with too.
This event was sponsored by the Library Commons and REACH with support from the Interact Club, the National Honor Society, and the English department.
Jolaine Galibois-Barss summed it up by saying, “We look forward to this becoming a tradition every year! “