Read Aloud sparks imaginations of children at KCS

KENT — The annual Read Aloud program at Kent Center School was held on Friday morning, March 1. Volunteers from the community visited the school to read books to students in kindergarten through sixth grade.Read Aloud is a statewide program designed to reach all elementary school students.Ellen Corsell of the Heron Gallery in Kent and Jane Farnol read to the two kindergarten classes.The Rev. Roger White of St. Andrew’s Church in Kent and Sarah Marshall, Kent Memorial Library children’s librarian, read to the two first-grade classes.Darlene Brady, Kent town clerk, and Sue McWhinnie, literacy volunteer teacher, read to the two second-grade classes.Gonzo Garcia-Pedroso, Kent Board of Education member, and Wanessa Anderson of Mountain Falls Fitness read to the two third-grade classes.Lesly Ferris, Kent Park and Rec director, and Dr. David McIntosh read to the fourth-grade classes.Cathe Mazza, Kent School dean of students, and Julia Samartini, former Arts Alive member, read to the two fifth-grade classes.Bruce Adams, Kent first selectman, and John Russell, a Marvelwood School teacher and Kent Volunteer Fire Department member, read to the sixth-grade classes.Kindergarten and first-grade students were read “Upside Right” by Gaetanno Amato. Second-graders heard “If All the Animals Came Inside” by Eric Pinder.The third-grade class heard “These Hands” by Margaret Mason. Fourth-graders were treated to “My Heart Will Not Sit Down” by Mara Rockliff.“The Can Man” by Laura Williams was the selection for the fifth-grade students. Sixth-graders were read “Auntie Yang’s Greatest Soybean Picnic” by Ginnie Lo.

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