I am compelled to shout out to Dr. Sherelle Barnes and the faculty at Lyndhurst – Akoben could not do it’s work without your support. We are looking forward to another rousing success, and with your help we will expand into a second and possibly third school in 2017.
We also hope to strengthen our engagement with parents, with the goal to increase the amount of time spent reading aloud or along with children at home. The link between this activity and later reading success is pretty strong (http://www.nea.org/grants/facts-about-childrens-literacy.html). To this end we’ll be utilizing social media more than ever, in particular Facebook. I’ll report back later this year and let you know how that’s going.