Children are happy to read and write

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Students spread the word on library cards

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“You look absolutely dynamite,” Anders said.

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Not every student uses the library to read. Fifth grader Jamia West reads only when she’s bored and visits public libraries mostly to borrow videos and use the computer.

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moncler outlet serravalle Anders tracks moncler saldi the school’s progress in getting library cards on a yellow construction paper chart posted in the school library. Each classroom roll is listed on a white card. She highlights kids’ names in green when they show her their library card. moncler outlet serravalle

moncler outlet online shop Even with the video program, Anders is not as successful as she would like to be: Only 95 of the approximately 500 students at the school have a library card. Students need moncler saldi outlet parents to drive them to the library, and not every parent has time, Anders said. moncler outlet online shop

If an entire class gets library cards, Anders promises a “sleep in” at the school’s library. She will shut off all the lights in the library and read stories by flashlight inside a large tent. Then moncler saldi uomo the students will get to enjoy Popsicles.

moncler bambino saldi Three Hilltop classes qualified for the sleep in when she started the program. Since then, no class has, although Anders thinks a few are close this year. moncler bambino saldi

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moncler saldi uomo Fifth grader Brandon Cummings had to persuade his classmate Jimmy McAdams to participate. It took a few tries before the piumini moncler scontatissimi pair could rap loudly enough. At the end, however, they folded their arms across their chests for the big moncler donna finish. moncler saldi uomo

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moncler outlet trebaseleghe They also served as helpers, proofreading and checking younger students’ work before their performances. Brandon said it takes him a week to finish a book. He loves mysteries, such as the one he just read, The Mystery of the Hairy Man. moncler outlet trebaseleghe

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Soo Jin Lee, another fifth grader, said she goes to the public library so much that her mother joked that she had finished every book there. Soo’s constant reading prompted her mother to place some restrictions on her.

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