Jumpstart’s Read for the Record and “Hallo-Read” at Sanchez School

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record and “Hallo-Read” at Sanchez School

On Thursday, October 29, 2020, Sanchez School kicked-off Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, the 25th annual national day in which millions of adults around the world took  the time to read Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away by Meg Medina to raise awareness about the critical importance of early literacy and access to high-quality books.

Hartford Public Schools Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Madeline Negron read the book to Sanchez School’s 2nd grade Bilingual Class in Spanish, Evelyn del Rey se muda.

Amanda Kushner, our district’s Curriculum Specialist for Literacy, stated how crucial our partnerships were in making Read for the Record possible this year; a year made more difficult by COVID-19 safety precautions. United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut helped to organize more than 50 volunteers to read in our schools.  Hartford Public Library covered the cost for the copies of the book to be read and then find new homes in all of our 1st grade classrooms.  In addition, they made the electronic version of the book readily available to all of our remote readers.

Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Madeline Negron and Ms. Hernandez’ 2nd Grade Class

 

Most visiting readers this year were visiting virtually via remote technology.  Enjoy the photos below including video greetings and introductory messages from Paula Gilberto, President and CEO at United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut (top left,) and Hartford Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez (top right,) a virtual reader and a student working on related activities.

To see a collection of videos and photos from the Jumpstart’s Read for the Record at Hartford Public Schools, click here.


On Thursday, October 29, 2020, Sanchez School also hosted its annual Hallo-Read, in which mystery guests visit classrooms to read stories to the students.  The school staff and faculty sported costumes, dressing up as their favorite book characters.

Ms. Zoa Hernandez (right), 2nd Grade Bilingual Classroom Teacher, as Maleficent, a character from Charles Perrault’s 17th Century story, Sleeping Beauty.

 

Ms. Irma Davidson, (below) District EL Coach, visited Mrs. Myra Aldorondo’s Bilingual Kindergarten class to read El día en que descubres quién eres. After reading the book, students completed a hands-on activity.

Our 1st graders enjoyed participating in the virtual annual JumpStart Read for the Record today, both in person and remote! They got to listen to a story read aloud by a United Way volunteer 💜

Posted by Breakthrough Magnet School – South on Thursday, October 29, 2020