Big thanks to Kids First who awarded Mrs. Baumann and her first and second grade…

Big thanks to Kids First who awarded Mrs. Baumann and her first and second grade class a grant for $300 worth of books, a CD/cassette tape player and 3 book tubs. Mrs. Baumann is going to use the books as "mentor text" for her writing program. A mentor text is a book used to teach a specific reading or writing strategy or skill, exemplifying the strategy being taught. For example, Mrs. Baumann will use a book with a wonderful closing paragraph to teach students how to write a good conclusion. Mrs. Baumann is excited about the cassette player — she has a box full of books on tape that the class will now be able to listen to. Thanks, Kids First!