Read Like A Scot
Lon Morast, DDHS Assistant Basketball coach, spearheaded a district-wide “Read Like a Scot” program for David Douglas second graders this year. DDEF was among the ten donors in support of the program.
The program was designed to promote reading excitement for young readers. In October, athletes from David Douglas High School visited second graders at district elementary schools to promote reading in second-grade classrooms.
The program was a win for all participants. The athletes served as role models and spoke to the 2nd graders on the importance of reading in their own lives. Second graders met high school athletes, were encouraged to keep reading, were invited to attend a home basketball game in February, and received a variety of items at the game including:
Posters of the basketball players
Backpacks with three to five books
Scots Learning Packets of literacy activities
“I am a Scots Reader” T-shirts
Pamphlets for parents on the importance of reading with their child
Smiles were found all around.