I made two visits this week to Dr. Bethany Scullin’s literacy class at the University of West Georgia. What a treat these students were. They will be receiving their student teaching assignments soon. Thanks to the generosity of my friends, family, and donors like Greystone Power- I was able to provide each future teacher with a copy of my book and a poster for their classroom.
Following my “The Sky is the Limit ” presentation I share my first-year teacher’s advice with the students. I seemed to really enjoy it and that fills my heart!
The StoryWalk ® concept was created by Anne Ferguson in Montpelier, Vermont in 2007. Since then, it has spread to all 50 states and at least 12 countries. It’s a simple, but powerful idea that encourages reading and outdoor physical activity.
Samantha Rosado, Tourism Program Manager for the Douglasville Convention and Visitors Bureau shared: “Research shows that children who are engaged in reading at an early age are more likely to succeed in higher education and have better outcomes in life. Economic factors also play a role in literacy learning, and in areas where there are low-income families, studies show that reading has already become an issue for children entering grade school. We believe that providing a fun and active way to read to your child while bringing families together and encouraging physical activity all at once is a win-win for our community, and StoryWalk is the answer.
This StoryWalk took the pages of a The Sky is the Limitand displayed them along the walking trails of Hunter and Deer Lick Park for families and children to enjoy. Each stop includes an inspiring page from the book along with the vibrant illustrations of artist Toni Friddell Jordan.