Keep Reading Aloud Travis

As our ‘One Book, One School’ (OBOS) campaign ends this week, I want to thank all of our families for your energy and investment in reading Where the Mountain Meets the Moon with your child(ren) at home. I have received a lot of enthusiastic feedback about OBOS from many of you over the last few weeks, and it has been a joy to listen to the thoughtful dialogue and discussion of this beautiful story among students, parents and Travis staff.

Thank you to Travis Librarian Theresa Sims, parent Laura Hipps and several other volunteers for your efforts helping us arrange this school-wide campaign along with this week’s author’s visit by Grace Lin. It has truly been a special event!

As March is National Read Aloud Month, I want to capitalize on the momentum of OBOS and encourage you to continue reading aloud with your child(ren) each day. Reading aloud is critically important during a child’s earliest years of life, and the benefits of reading aloud through the elementary years has been shown to instill a love of reading. In a recent study commissioned by Scholastic®, researchers found that not only does reading aloud throughout elementary school years expose children to more complex words or stories than when they read alone, but they also are more likely to read more books independently in later years.

Parents, please read aloud at least 15 minutes each and every day with your child(ren). Happy reading!
-Mr. Day