In celebration of National Children’s Book Week, Effingham County High School Early Childhood Education students dressed up and read to students at area elementary schools.
The high school students traveled to Ebenezer Elementary on Tuesday, Guyton Elementary on Wednesday, and Springfield Elementary on Thursday.
Prior to their visits to the elementary schools, the high school students selected books to read, designed and/or created costumes and props, and practiced by reading the books to their high school classmates.
Students involved in the Early Childhood Education pathway at ECHS, preparing for employment in early childhood education and services, are involved in classroom instruction and activities pertaining to young children and work with the pre-k students in the onsite pre-k classroom.
Participation in National Children’s Book Week was an excellent extension of standards taught in the high school classroom, an opportunity for the high school students to participate in the planning and delivery of developmentally appropriate activities, and, for many of them, a chance to visit their former elementary school where “the halls seemed so much bigger” when they were elementary students.