Future Teachers of America share love of reading

March 6th, 2012 |

Future Teachers of America

futureteeachersoamerica250.jpgMaking a difference in the lives of children is what teachers do across the country every day. Future Teachers of America, a student organization at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC), finds ways to make a difference in the community before they are teachers.

These education majors joined with 50 national associations and organizations to celebrate the annual National Education Association’s Read Across America. A national reading motivation and awareness program, Read Across America calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of children's author Dr. Seuss.

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“We wanted to help instill the love of reading in children at a young age. Community involvement is very important to us as future teachers.”
   ~Elizabeth Hettinger, education major, Terre Haute, Ind.

About 30 SMWC students shared their love of reading with every second grade class at West Vigo Elementary School by reading the popular children’s book “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss. Following the plot of saving trees, the future teachers provided each second grader with seeds and seed pots to nurture and watch grow.

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