Karen Alexander, Salisbury's Mayor and also who is a local architect,
was the guest reader at Hanford-Dole Elementary's quarterly First Grade Book
Club. Mrs. Alexander shared the book, "Froggy Builds a Tree House." Along
with reading the book to the students, Mrs. Alexander also shared how to
draw a simple "blue print" of a tree house. She explained elevation levels
and things that needed to be included on a construction blue print. Mrs.
Alexander wanted all the students to know how important learning to read was
to her and to her career. Unanimously, all the students raised their hands
because they loved to read too.
Hanford-Dole's Book Club is sponsored by grants from Target Stores,
Schneider Electric, and CIS-Rowan. Fran Simpson, Student Support Specialist
with Communities In Schools, did a parent presentation on reading and
writing to the parents as a follow-up on the book that was read.
Hanford-Dole and Communities In Schools are committed to engaging the
parents in school activities to better prepare students and parents to work
together with the school.