Each administrator will take a copy of Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” and read to the K3 and K4 classrooms at Anderson One elementary schools.
Jumpstart’s Read for the Record brings national attention to the importance of early education. Thousands of students and adult readers will be reading together on Oct. 8, an event organized by educators, politicians, businesses, libraries, individuals and other organizations.
The campaign goal sets a world record for the most children reading the same book with an adult on the same day.
Jumpstart’s National Board of Directors is comprised of a diverse group of educators from early education to higher education, businesses and community leaders.
During the past three years, more than one million children have participated in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record Campaign allowing Jumpstart to donate 500,000 books to children from low-income communities.
“It is great to share one of their favorite’s with our K3 and K4 students and help them celebrate the joy of reading,” Director of Elementary Education Jane Harrison said. “It is exciting to be part of helping break the word record for the numbers of adults and children reading the same book on the same day. Reading aloud to preschool children is an important foundation for building literacy skills and future success in school.”