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Sunrise readers form club at Forest Hill Elementary

posted May 17, 2017, 5:53 AM by Cheryl Shuffler

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning at Forest Hill Elementary School you’ll find a group of students who enjoy arriving at school early to read together. English Language Learners teacher Wendy Hammerstone sponsors the FHES Sunrise Readers club, which got its start at the school 10 years ago. The club continues to grow as students learn about it through word of mouth. Interested students arrive at school at 7:30 a.m. three mornings a week, and reading mentors are matched with reading mentees who need a little extra help mastering the skill. The mentee picks the book to read and the two students read it together. Principal Sara LeCroy said, “The students love the program and consider it a privilege to be a part of it. Many students who were once mentees are now mentors. The mentors say they learn about responsibility, helping other students learn to read, and making new friends. The students take it very seriously and are very committed to the program. It is a beautiful thing.”

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