Special guests, including a rabbit, join Medina Pre-K students for reading event

Posted 3 May 2022 at 12:54 pm

Photo courtesy of Medina Teachers’ Association: Todd Eick, a Medina agriculture teacher and FFA advisor, reads to Medina pre-kindergartners. He brought along Chanel, a rabbit from the FFA.

Press Release, Medina Teachers’ Association

MEDINA – At the end of April, students in Medina’s UPK classes received special guests and a special gift.

Members of the Medina Teachers’ Association participated in the annual “Make Time to Read” initiative. The MTA is partnering with Author’s Note, Medina’s independent bookstore, to select and purchase books for the event.

MTA members visited each UPK classroom and read aloud from this year’s text, “Home for a Bunny.” To make the event even more exciting, Chanel, a six-week-old rabbit from Medina FFA’s Model Farm, came with Mr. Todd Eick who was a guest reader. Then, every student was given their own copy of the book to take home, courtesy of the MTA. There are almost 70 UPK students enrolled in this year’s program.

“We are very excited about our students receiving new books,” said Sandi Southworth and Bethany Livergood, two Medina UPK teachers. “The exposure to reading and books is fundamental for school success.”

A big thank you goes out to Author’s Note, MTA members, UPK teachers and staff, and of course, UPK students for making time to read!

The Medina CSD is still accepting applications for students to attend their UPK program for the 2022-23 school year. Students must be 4 years of age by Dec. 1, 2022. Please call the Oak Orchard Main Office at 585-798-2700, option 3 then 0.