Members of the Rotary Club of McLean visited Timber Lane Elementary School on Friday, Dec. 11 to read to students as part of the club’s reading program, which was started in September 2007. Twice a year – once in the late spring and once in the late fall – members of the club read to students at a local school.
Under the direction of Rotarian Kathleen Martin, McLean Rotarians spent the morning reading to the kindergarten, first grade and second grade classes and then presented each student with their own copy of the books that were read. The purchase of the gift books was made possible by a grant from the Rotary Club of McLean Foundation.
The Rotary Club of McLean coordinated with school librarian and media specialist Lisa Russell in the selection of books. Kindergartners received The Hat by Jan Brett and Snowflakes are Falling and Cold Weather by Gilda and Melvin Berger, first graders received The Mitten by Jan Brett and Animals in Winter and Polar Bears by Gilda and Melvin Berger and second graders received A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams and Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant.
This reading program and the cooperation between Timber Lane and the Rotary Club of McLean aims to improve student language arts strategies and skills, by promoting critical thinking and problem solving skills and by encouraging family engagement in the education of children. For more information, visit mcleanrotary.org.