Teachers at MHP have begun a program called "Growing Readers". From the the GOSA website:
"The Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) Growing Readers Program (GRP) is a K-3 literacy professional learning grant administered through the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA). The program aims to provide consistent and high-quality professional learning to teachers on effective reading instruction to help more children read at grade level by the end of third grade. The GRP is part of GOSA’s goal to invest in universal RESA initiatives that ensure all regions in Georgia are receiving access to high-quality, replicable professional learning in reading instruction."
Alongside the program, our teachers have begun collecting beanies babies for students to have "reading buddies" during their GOSA time. The students have been very engaged and excited!