In partnership with the Windthrop Rockefeller Foundation, AR Kids Read began 2014 by launching visits to six elementary schools in the three Pulaski County school districts and hosting a fun assembly for kindergarten through third grade students. The two schools chosen in PCSSD were Pine Forest Elementary and Warren Dupree Elementary.
Each assembly held last week included surprise appearances by Clifford the Big Red Dog, The Cat in the Hat and Word Girl. It was followed by guest readers and 200-300 books being distributed by local business leaders and their employees who serve as reading tutors.
In this video, Guest Speaker Senior Master Sergeant Ben Tice leads the reading pledge at Pine Forest Elementary.