Friday, March 3, marked the annual VIP Reading Day at Monta Loma Elementary in Mountain View. Readers from local government agencies, corporations, and nonprofits visited classrooms to read aloud to students.
PAHS participates every year in this event, and this year, Leonor Delgado, the PAHS Education Manager, visited a third-grade classroom where she read the opening chapters of Paddle-to-the-Sea by Holling Clancy Holling, a classic from 1941 that was recognized as a Caldecott Honor Book the following year. The book details the adventures of a small wooden canoe with a Native American figure released by a young boy on the Canadian side of Lake Superior. The boat travels to the Atlantic Ocean, helped along the way through the intervention of different people. Each stop, or adventure, introduces readers to the flora and fauna of the region where the boat has landed.
As is customary, readers leave a copy of their book at the classroom visited, and third graders will be able to finish their new adventure book. PAHS thanks Monta Loma for the opportunity to participate in this special reading day.