Rep Chatfield reads to 1430 students during March is Reading Month

first_img Categories: Chatfield News,Chatfield Photos 31Mar Rep. Chatfield reads to 1,430 students during ‘March is Reading Month’ Lawmaker and former teacher encouraged area kids to form a healthy habit of readingIn celebration of the annual March is Reading Month, Rep. Lee Chatfield visited 14 elementary schools throughout his House district and he read to a total of 1,430 students in 65 classes.“It was not only an honor to visit these schools, but I had an absolute blast reading to the students and I was encouraged by their excitement to learn,” said Rep. Chatfield, R-Levering. “In every class, I reminded students of the importance of forming a healthy habit of reading, and I shared with them my favorite quote from Dr. Seuss: ‘The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go.’”Gov. Rick Snyder emphasized the importance of focusing on reading proficiency by the third grade in his State of the State address back in January.“Reading is a fundamental life skill and it is vital to establish a strong learning foundation at a young age in order to prepare kids for success. As a former elementary and high school teacher, it was great being back in the classroom and positively impacting children’s lives,” concluded Rep. Chatfield.The local schools that Rep. Chatfield visited throughout Cheboygan, Chippewa, Emmet and Mackinac counties are:Bahweting Anishnabe Elementary in Sault Ste. MarieBlackbird Elementary in Harbor SpringsCentral Elementary in PetoskeyCheboygan East Elementary in CheboyganInland Lakes Elementary in Indian RiverLincoln Elementary in Sault Ste. MarieLittlefield Elementary in AlansonMackinaw City Elementary in Mackinaw CityNorthern Michigan Christian Academy in Burt LakePellston Elementary in PellstonShay Elementary in Harbor SpringsSoo Township Elementary in Sault Ste. MarieSt. Ignace Elementary in St. IgnaceWashington Elementary in Sault Ste. MarieRep. Chatfield can be reached by phone at 517-373-2629 or by email at [email protected]last_img

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