Jungle Stories

This year, May Moore Elementary School students will celebrate the Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) program with the theme “Wild About Reading.” Students gathered in the school’s media center to hear the African tale Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears by Verna Aardema, read by Telecom Literacy Pioneers volunteer Kerry Brennan.

The pages of this animated story were projected onto the SMART Board to provide an interactive reading experience. Students played an active role throughout the storyline, taking on the characteristics of the jungle animals including the iguana, monkey, owl, python, rabbit and crow. In addition to learning the origins of nature’s mysteries, students gained an appreciation for the delicacy of life and how all actions have repercussions.  

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