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Sun Valley Elementary Reads Across America
Sun Valley Elementary School participated in the National Education Associationâ€™s Read Across America by having several high profile guests visit and read every day. Guests include: Indian Trail Mayor John Quinn, Union County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Davis, Union County Public Schools Director of Elementary Education Lori Cauthen, Sun Valley Elementary Schoolâ€™s Principal Patrice Parker, and Fairview Mayor Elizabeth Long.
The week ended with a Skype cast with Max Harrer in White Sands, NM. As a retired military officer and educator, Captain Harrer read Insect Soup by Barry Polisar from a digital book found on the International Childrenâ€™s Digital Library. Fourth grade students at Sun Valley Elementary School visited the schoolâ€™s media center and were able to ask Captain Harrer questions about his travels. In three years he and his wife have visited 49 of our 50 states traveling over 145,000 miles. The Skype cast was broadcasted in real time throughout the entire school. This may have been the first time that a digital book was read and viewed along with the narrator via Skype and broadcasted school wide in Union County.
Written by: Kevin Vickers
Posted: Mar 11, 2010 by Mr. Kevin Vickers