Students Catch a Good Book at JQA

Each year, the John Quincy Adams Elementary School participates in the Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) program. PARP is a literacy-based initiative that expands students’ reading skills and provides an opportunity for students and parents to spend educational time together.

This year’s theme, “Catch a Good Book,” encourages students to read literature that appeals to their interests. Buddy Reading Days worked to pair students with their peers in other grades and classes and allowed them to share their favorite books with each other and learn something new from their reading buddies. During this activity, students also took part in “Wear a Hat to Read Day,” where they were asked to choose a hat that coincided with their book of choice.

As part of the Buddy Reading Day, teaching assistant and resident author Darrel Clark visited classrooms to discuss his book The Happy Frog with students. He shared his experiences as an author as well as the steps taken to complete the writing and publishing process.