Heritage High School Athletes Help West Melbourne School for Science Students Get Excited About Reading
By Space Coast Daily // May 7, 2022
First Chapter Friday program was a memorable experience for all involved
BREVARD COUNTY • WEST MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – West Melbourne School for Science invited the Heritage High School varsity baseball players to participate in their fourth grade First Chapter Friday program hosted by Elizabeth Adams.
Prior to the team’s arrival, Adams provided the baseball players with a copy of the chapter that they were assigned to read so they could practice reading the text and generate some questions for the fourth-grade students.
The players arrived and were escorted to the campus garden where their books, chairs, and personal signs with their names on them were staked on the ground.
The students and players were provided with a menu with the title of each book, and the assigned reader, and they proceeded with the “Book Tasting.”
The players read the first chapter of each book, giving the 4th-grade students a “taste” or glimpse of what the book was about in hopes that they would choose one of the books to read independently once they returned to their classroom.
The Heritage High baseball players included Collin Dobbs, Garrett Dyce, Joe Tenta, and Trey Ulmer; and were accompanied by their coach Robert Querry and literacy coach Denise Peters.
The fourth grade First Chapter Friday was a memorable experience for all involved.