Read To Lead Readers make
EDUCATION IS FUN
When students from Skyway Elementary, Nathan
B.Young, and Myrtle Grove Elementary Schools tell about
their Read to Lead Educational Tour, folks ought to sit
up and take notice.
This educational trip according to Roderick
Perriman and Marcus Oliver of Nathan B. Young Elementary"
It was lots of fun, but most of all it was educational
and we learned things about history and other issues".
Additionally the students had to write
and share about their experiences.
Dr. Bob Ingram School Board Member of District
1 is clear Students can have a great time learning if
you push the right spot, and Dr. Bob lngram's Read to
Lead Tour was wisely chosen.
Read to Lead History Tour was launched
May 1st 2001 and sponsored by Dr. Ingram. Target Schools
in Dr. lngram's District selected 13 students and two
chaperones to tour St. Augustine and Universal Studios.
Once on the bus the fun and learning begins,
Students got hands on experience making candles, using
ropes, using a colonial pump drill, an old corn mill and
playing old time games. They visited Ft. Mose, the oldest
House in the United States, and participated in reenacting
the Slave Trade and the Colonial Period. Before leaving
St. Augustine they were allowed a free tour into Whetston
Chocolate Factory, Florida's only real chocolate Factory,
they also got a close-up look at the technology of modern
candy making in the companies video theatre.
They spent the night at a hotel where their
learning was reinforced through inter group sharing
"Our main focus is to continue reinforcing
students reading skills while at the same time showing
them that learning is fun" says Dr. Bob Ingram.
The trip received rave reviews from the
students who attended. Which is perhaps the best statement
of its success.
"We had lots of fun and learned things
we don't learn in school" says Taylor and Tyler Toney
twins who attend Myrtle Grove Elementary.
"Writing about what we actually saw
and did was so much easier than making it up" said
Rachel Wilson, and Natasha Foraaris of Skyway Elementary.
For Furthur information on Dr. lngram's
Read to Lead Program please contact Margarita Beckford
at (305) 995-2784