“Reading for the Record” at Goldsmith Schiffman Elementary

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - There are so many great things about working at WHNT News 19 but one of the best is definitely when we're invited to read at area elementary schools.

So, when the United Way of Madison County held its 8th annual "Jumpstart Read for the Record Day," I was delighted to join Huntsville City School Board member Beth Wilder as a guest reader at Goldsmith Schiffman Elementary School.

On October 27th, hundreds of children across Madison County, ages 3 to 8, heard the same story, The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach.

While we may be biased, Mrs. Kirsch's Pre-K class at GSES had to be one of the best audiences of the day. The students did an outstanding job with their "listening ears" and had some great ideas about how the plot played out.

As for how the story ended, we're not telling. You'll just have to read it yourself or better yet, read it to a child you love.

After all, that's the point of "Read for the Record," raising awareness of the fact that simply reading to a child is an investment that pays major dividends in his or her future success.