Local 24 Personalities Take Part In Thankful For Literacy Day At Local School

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - Teaching students the importance of being thankful through reading.  Anchor Katina Rankin held her first thankful for literacy day at Caldwell-Guthrie Elementary School.  It's local good news.

 

What do you get when you put a news anchor, a meteorologist and an entire school of fourth graders together, all in one place? A bunch of 'thankful turkeys' so to speak.

 

Memphis Scholars at Caldwell-Guthrie spent time reflecting on why they should be thankful, not just this holiday season, but every day.

 

Katina spent time reading to the students and teaching them that books can be fun, and they can go places - travel the world ,when they simply pick up a book and read.

 

"Reading is key. It's where we spend the majority of our days so every student from kindergarten to 5th grade has a 90-minute block of reading," said School Director of Memphis Scholars Caldwell-Guthrie Elementary School Janai Douglas.

 

During that 90-minute block, Katina read about a pet pig named Bunky on a farm.  The students learned how to spell Mississippi with crooked letter s's and humpback p's.

 

Plus, Meteorologist John Bryant taught the kids about clouds. And to keep the little ones minds sharp during Thanksgiving break, each fourth grader received a copy of Katina Rankin's children's book: "Up North, Down South: City Folk Meet Country" or the accompanying coloring and activity book to take home.

 

"It's being able to put books in the homes of all our students," said Director of Operations at Memphis Scholars Caldwell-Guthrie Elementary School Victoria Brown. Brown applied for a Sam Walton Scholarship to purchase books and received it for the school.

 

We all learned we can be thankful for literacy and that's local good news.


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