After a Homecroft teacher asked me to return to read to her classrooms for “I Love to Read” month I sent out the following request to all our elementary and middle school principals today:
“Dearest children loving school principals of ISD 709,
I have missed reading regularly to classrooms for the past couple of years. When I served on the School Board from 1996 to 2004 I logged a lot of hours doing this. I even created a web page showing my favorite read aloud books.
I am quite capable of reading to any ages and have reading material in my own black bag library which I cart around with me.
If you know of any teachers in your schools who would like a guest to read please direct this offer to their attention. I would hate to miss out on another I love to read month.
When I checked my email tonight I had four requests from teachers to read to their classes.