Einstein provides unique literacy experience for Sequoia students

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Students in teacher Tiffany Chandler’s second-grade class at Sequoia Elementary School recently participated in Read-to-a-Dog, a literacy event supported by the Sacramento Public Library and the Lend-a-Heart, Lend-a-Hand organization.

The event took place in the Albert Einstein Middle School Library and was coordinated by Einstein’s book club and librarian Amanda Turkie.

“The purpose of our program is to encourage literacy in the broader community as well as giving our middle school students the opportunity to exhibit their leadership skills,” Turkie says.

“I seek ways to allow students to feel supported and empowered. I also hope to build positive relationships between our two schools and the public library as mechanisms of support for all of our students.”

Carolyn Tucey, the Youth Librarian from the Rancho Cordova Library, led storytime for the kids and generously donated a reading book for every elementary school student and every middle school participant to take home.

Additionally, Lend-a-Heart volunteers brought seven certified therapy dogs for the children to read to and pet. Each group of second graders was led through activities by middle school students, including practicing their reading skills to a captivated audience.