Drummond teachers encourage readers through weekly online bedtime stories
Drummond teachers encourage readers through weekly online bedtime stories
Monday, November 11, 2019
The Building Community Committee at Drummond Elementary came up with a new idea to have staff members record themselves reading a bedtime story and featuring an original video every Wednesday at 7 p.m. on the school's Facebook page.

"The response from teachers signing up to read books has been overwhelming," committee member and third grade teacher Kathleen Dolan said. "From the kids' standpoint, they get really excited to see who will read them a book."

Staff members get to choose whatever story they would like to read as their bedtime story, and in Week 1 of the new series, second grade teacher Lindsay Williams read "The Monster at the End of This Book."

"It was so cute," Dolan said. "She did a really good job to kick it off."

The committee members wanted to bridge that school-to-home connection and make sure that students are getting a bedtime story read to them at least once a week.

"We're really trying to support the importance of spending time to read every night," Dolan said. "The students are loving the idea of having a familiar face read them a book and connecting with them at home."

Committee member and third grade teacher Jessica Robbins said ideas are already being discussed of how to expand this project.

"One of our teachers even requested that we do a holiday week where we feature books with different cultures since we have students of so many different backgrounds here at Drummond."

Robbins didn't give any hints as to who will be featured in the future.

"You'll have to tune in every week to see who's going to be our next reader."

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