Some Great RAA Stories

I’ve really enjoyed hearing stories from participants in Read Across America. I loved these entries from my colleagues about their RAA connections. If you’re not reading their blogs – check out these entries: Toilet Paper, Regis & Kelly Show, Henny Penny, The Foolish Little Hare, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
Also Arnie Comer sent me a newspaper clipping from the Fraser-Clinton Township Chronicle. This great story shares how Salk Elementary students shared the joy of snow with their partner class in Paris, Texas.

The Texans opened a package sent from the Michiganders to find snowman cookies, handmade snowflakes, and a collection of paper snowballs, each with a message inside.
Amicucci [the teacher] encouraged the kids to throw the [paper] snowballs toward the camera, prompting a virtual snowball fight between both sets of students.

“We thought we could have the world’s first video snowball fight,” she said, as the room erupted into a flurry of white paper.

….  “I just thought this was an awesome experience,” said Amicucci. “They were truly ‘Reading Across America.’ Most of them have never been outside of Michigan. This is one of the best things we’ve ever done.”

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