SOCAG Headstart program participates in Worldwide Reading Campaign


By Tinita Tennant - ttennant@civitasmedia.com



The three and four year old students were highly engaged and interactive with Air Force Firefighter, Zavier Jeter as he read to them.


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United Assistant Front End Manager, Khristina Barret, was also a Read for the Record reader at Lincoln Headstart yesterday.


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Angelica Ortiz was excited about Read for the Record for her three and four year old students. “It’s nice to have other people come in and read to the kids because we read to them all the time, so it’s exciting for them to have someone new come in,” said Ortiz.


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Mayor Jack Smiley, stopped by Lincoln Headstart to participate in Read for the Record and read Not Norman: A Goldfish Story to each class. Mayor Smiley is pictured here reading to the Pre-K class.


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Jumpstart’s Read for the Record is a global campaign that generates public support for high-quality early learning and highlights the importance of building children’s vocabulary and love for reading. The Read for the Record 1oth Anniversary took place yesterday, Oct. 22, worldwide. Children and adults around the world participated in the world’s largest shared reading experience.

Each year, Jumpstart selects one children’s book as the catalyst for Read for the Record. This year’s books was Not Norman: A Goldfish Story, written by Kelly Bennett and illustrated by Noah Z. Jones. The book is about a child who finds a new friend in an unexpected place. The children at the Lincoln Headstart of the Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group, Inc. (SOCAG) Head Start Program, seemed to thoroughly enjoy not only hearing the story but also interacting with the special guests who came in to read to them.

“It’s nice to have the Mayor come read to us. I’m really glad he was able to come,” said Elva Campos, Center Director.

“Read for the Record is a great way to help encourage and spread the love reading, because reading is so fundamental. It’s also a great opportunity to have other community members to come in and read to the kids,” said Angelica Ortiz, Teacher in the three and four year old classroom.

The three and four year old students were highly engaged and interactive with Air Force Firefighter, Zavier Jeter as he read to them.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Reading-HS2.jpgThe three and four year old students were highly engaged and interactive with Air Force Firefighter, Zavier Jeter as he read to them. Tinita Tennant Altus Times

United Assistant Front End Manager, Khristina Barret, was also a Read for the Record reader at Lincoln Headstart yesterday.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Reading-HS4.jpgUnited Assistant Front End Manager, Khristina Barret, was also a Read for the Record reader at Lincoln Headstart yesterday. Tinita Tennant Altus Times

Angelica Ortiz was excited about Read for the Record for her three and four year old students. “It’s nice to have other people come in and read to the kids because we read to them all the time, so it’s exciting for them to have someone new come in,” said Ortiz.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Reading-HS.jpgAngelica Ortiz was excited about Read for the Record for her three and four year old students. “It’s nice to have other people come in and read to the kids because we read to them all the time, so it’s exciting for them to have someone new come in,” said Ortiz. Tinita Tennant Altus Times

Mayor Jack Smiley, stopped by Lincoln Headstart to participate in Read for the Record and read Not Norman: A Goldfish Story to each class. Mayor Smiley is pictured here reading to the Pre-K class.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Reading-HS3.jpgMayor Jack Smiley, stopped by Lincoln Headstart to participate in Read for the Record and read Not Norman: A Goldfish Story to each class. Mayor Smiley is pictured here reading to the Pre-K class. Tinita Tennant Altus Times

By Tinita Tennant

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