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Cypress Ridge Elementary students participate in world’s largest shared reading experience

Cypress Ridge Elementary students participate in world’s largest shared reading experience

 

 They joined students around the nation in reading “The Bear Ate Your Sandwich”

 

First- and second-grade students gathered at Cypress Ridge Elementary School on Thursday, Oct. 27, to be a part of what’s being called the world’s largest shared reading experience.

 

They joined groups of adults and children in communities across the United States who all read The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach at the same time. It was part of Jumpstart’s “Read for the Record,” a national campaign launched over a decade ago. Each year, a different book is chosen. This year’s selection can be read online in English and Spanish at www.jstart.org/campaigns/read-for-the-record.

 

The goal of the campaign is to encourage adults to read with children, spur policymakers and organizations to take action toward transformative change in early education, and put books in the hands of more children across the country.

 

In Lake, the event was led in partnership with the Lake County Library System and it kicked off a competition to see which school can register the largest percentage of students for a free Lake County library card. Parents can register their students at this link: www.lake.k12.fl.us/lakelibrary

 

Students who already have library cards are still eligible to register to help their school bring in the numbers. The contest will continue through Dec. 21.