Thursday, March 06, 2008

Read Across America-Lake Park Elementary, Putnam City

We had a great day at Lake Park Elementary on Monday afternoon. Principal John Lunn got the program started and the kids enjoyed reading with our guest readers, Paula, and the big yellow dog from "Green Eggs and Ham", as well as Mike reading "Fox in Socks."

I got to lead the kids in the pledge and then the school was presented a check for $1,000 from the NEA to buy books for their library.

Lake Park was also the recipient of a grant from the Putnam City Schools Foundation. The grant focused on electronic books---a very appropriate topic for the day.

Members of the Lake Park faculty wore their Eskimo Joe's Reading Shirts for this special day. Even Joe knows the importance of reading.

The Oklahoman reported the story on its web page using a podcast. They did a tremendous job reporting the message on the importance of reading.

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