Monday, February 26, 2007

RAA Visits Bridge Creek

During our Read Across America programs, I've been involved with a variety of different activities. When the Cat in the Hat (Teaching and Learning Specialist Bonnie Hammock) and I showed up at Bridge Creek, we were in for a special treat. The teachers, led by Tammy Long, the Media Specialist, asked us if we would do the morning announcements on BCTV.

Three times a week BCTV is aired to the students. Along with the Pledge of Allegiance, the Oklahoma Pledge, and the school creed, a special word, and it's definition, are given to the students. While the Cat and I were more than willing, it wasn't as easy as it looked. We had live microphones and information we had to get out to the kids. After getting our nerves settled, Bonnie and I became naturals. We even "shot from the hip" a few times to add our own touch to the program. We were feeling pretty good about ourselves until Bonnie asked one little girl if she heard us. She said yes, and when Bonnie asked her if she thought we were good, she replied "no". I guess we won't be quiting our day jobs.

We then went to the cafeteria where Bonnie read a couple of Seuss books to the Pre-K children and I led the kids in the reading pledge. They all had a great time and it's always enjoyable to visit our members and their students during our Read Across America program.

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