Dr. Green reads to kindergarten class, celebrates Reading Month

Northside Elementary kindergarteners bid goodbye to Dr. Green and to Little Mole, the finger puppet.

A Northside Elementary class celebrated March Reading Month with a special guest today: Dr. Patricia Green, AAPS Superintendent.

Dr. Green read “How Big Is the World?” by Britta Teckentrup to Janice Smith’s kindergarteners, who just managed to contain their excitement at the double treat of having a very special visitor read their favorite book.

Dr. Green took the students on a journey with Little Mole, the book’s main character. In his search to learn how big the world is, he finds animal friends who show him jungles, tundra, oceans and mountains.

The kindergarteners, seated on a bright multicolored rug, listened intently as Little Mole learns that “the world is as big as you make it.”

Dr. Green encouraged students to think about all the places they can go. She also encouraged them to grow their own libraries: “I want you to have collections and collections of books,” she said cheerfully.

The superintendent, a former elementary school teacher and principal, enjoyed the opportunity to visit a class. “Being a teacher never leaves you,” she said.

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