Retired teachers give books to third-graders to encourage love of reading
Feb 28, 2013 | 637 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Bee County Retired School Personnel with the help of Half Price Book Stores recently gave 580 books to all third-grade students in the Beeville.

The organization has undertaken this state project for many years in an effort to encourage students to read, believing that children who own their own books will develop a love for reading. The organization received many thank you notes from students receiving books, reinforcing this belief.

In one of these thank you notes, Nayelly Moreno, a student in teacher Jane Owings’ Room 4 at Thomas Jefferson Elementary, said, “Dear, Sir or Mam, thank you for the donated books. I like my book; it’s called Ruby the Copycat. I like it because it is very funny. With real pretty pictures. I love that book; it’s my second favorite book.”

The Bee County Retired School Personnel will meet Tuesday, March 5, at 9 a.m. at the community room of First National Bank. The program will be “Forgotten Places in Beeville” presented by Sylvia McCord. All retired school personnel are encouraged to attend.
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