Over the last few days, I've had a great deal of fun with reading in a variety of different venues. Last week, we completed our photo shoot with for the 2008 Read Across America Project with Co-spokespersons Courtney and Ashley Paris.
As all college basketball fans know, Courtney and Ashley play basketball for the University of Oklahoma. The young ladies were great with the kids and excited about being part of the project. There are a great number of children who look up to them and enjoy watching them play basketball. Thank you Courtney and Ashley for sharing the importance of reading with kids all over Oklahoma.
This morning I was a special guest reader for Mrs. Kelli Chastain's first grade class. I shared the book "Smelly Socks" by Robert Munsch. It is about a girl named Tina who gets the best pair of socks ever and refuses to take them off. The book is very funny and the kids loved the story and pictures. The story about Tina created some great stories by the kids about clothes they didn't want their parents to ever wash. All of us had a fun time together.
Finally, an update on what I'm currently reading. I'm in the middle of two books, the first one, "Plum Island" is a mystery/thriller by Nelson DeMille and the second is an autobiography by David Kolowski called "Life of a Husker".
If you haven't found a special book to read, spend some time in your local library. There are so many great reads you could spend a lifetime trying to get to them all.
If you are interested in reading in schools, check with your local school district to see if they are in need of reading volunteers. Help kids enjoy the thrill of being read to by being the reader to a group of kids.