Ewing High School’s Creative Writing class visited the kindergarten classes at Lore Elementary School and read original children’s books the high school students wrote and illustrated. The kindergartners were very excited and welcomed the special guest readers to their classrooms with enthusiasm. When asked about how the kindergarteners reacted to the books, EHS student John Ulrich said, “They all asked questions and had comments. The one thing I wished I would have known before the visit was how into the books they would actually be.”
After the visit, high school student Michael Kerr shared, “What I enjoyed the most was the smiles on the kids’ faces after everyone read their books.” Through the books, the kindergarteners learned lessons such as: never give up, teamwork and dedication is the key to success, and to love yourself the way you are!
Kindergarten students cheered and celebrated their guest readers and shared their own stories with the group. Siarra Ruiz commented, “I went to Lore as a child, seeing my old school and teachers was nostalgic. Plus, seeing a new generation of children in the same classrooms I used to learn in was really cool.” The EHS Creative Writing class would like to extend their gratitude to Lore for welcoming them and supporting this project.