BY ALFRED, EMMA K, EMMA M, AND TIA
Kindergarteners participated in Read for the Record on October 27, 2022. Read for the Record brought millions of people together to read the book, “Nigel and the Moon” written by Antwan Eady.
HHE had guest readers visit the classrooms. The readers included the City of Hollywood Mayor Josh Levy, Principal Fossas, Literacy Coach Mrs. Kraus, and school counselor Mrs. Turner.
“I think Read for the Record is important because it shows that reading is for everyone,” Principal Fossas said. “Adults are excited to read and hopefully that makes children want to be lifelong readers too.”
HHE was lucky to have Mayor Levy as a special guest reader.
“I enjoyed seeing the students reactions, laughs, suspense, and enjoyment while reading the book,” Mayor Levy said.
Read for the Record is an important event because it encourages kids to celebrate reading. “Nigel and the Moon” is a book that helps children dream big.
“Nigel wanted to be a superhero, astronaut, or a dancer,” kindergarten student Olive said. “I want to be a veterinarian because I like animals.”
At the beginning of the story, Nigel was afraid to share his ideas with others.
“He was scared to tell his friends what he dreamed about because he was scared that they would laugh at him,” kindergarten student Emilia said.
As the story continues, Nigel learns the importance of not being afraid to speak up.
“He finally told his class what he dreamed of because he saw his dad and his mom tell the people in the class about their jobs,” kindergarten student Lina said. “I liked when he told the truth.”
Kindergarteners were inspired by the story of the young boy, Nigel, who had big dreams and ideas for his future.
“My favorite part was when Nigel imagined that he was sitting on the moon. When I grow up I want to be an astronaut because I want to go to the moon,” kindergarten student Quamani said.
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