Around 80 kindergarten students and family members participated in Kindergarten Literacy Night, held Sept. 28 at Hazel Grove Elementary School. The event was hosted by the school’s reading specialists and kindergarten teachers.
With funds awarded through a Lee’s Summit Educational Foundation PEAK Grant, the school purchased books for kindergarteners to take home and read with their parents each night.
During Kindergarten Literacy Night, students visited their classrooms and participated in a reading activity with their teachers. Parents attended a presentation from the school’s reading teachers about selecting books for their children, resources for free books, strategies for reading with their children and learned how to assist children in learning comprehension.
After the sessions, students and their families reunited in the classroom to practice what they learned that evening.