Guests helped bring ‘real world’ context to Summer Literacy Blast
The children had the opportunity to:
• Learn about fire safety, explore the gear, and tour a firetruck with firefighters from the Barren Hill Fire Company
• Become illustrators during a visit from illustrator/author Mike Ciccotello
• Get a workout with local trainer Kenny Williams
• Find out what it’s like to be a television reporter with WFMZ-TV’s Julia Rose
Back in the classroom, they took part in related literacy activities, like reading about firefighting, exploring Mr. Ciccotello’s books, writing biographies on famous athletes and composing thank-you notes to the visitors.