Spring Into Reading (SIR), one of our READ UNITED programs funded by United Way of Elkhart County, is just around the corner. It will run for four weeks, with readers visiting one time per week, much like Real Men Read. The program will run the last two weeks of April and the first two weeks of May (April 16th – May 11th). An orientation will be held on Wednesday, April 11th at lunch time, with the place to be determined soon.
Our hope with the SIR program is to encourage local women to share their leadership skills and love of reading with our youngest students. The goal is to best accommodate the readers’ schedules; however, we must first and foremost be sensitive to the classroom schedules, so we ask for flexibility from the volunteers! We also make every effort to give our readers a school near work or home, but we do take readers on a first come first served basis, as well as, try to pair according to reader/classroom schedules! Please note, with the program involving the whole class, the teachers will be present to assist with classroom management. As in the past, we will provide book packets with prompt cards for each reader.
All readers will need to complete a limited background check prior to the participating. Background check forms will be sent out via email after confirmation is made. For more information, or to participate, please contact Michelle Kercher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 574-535-3086.