Hot 99.1 At Mother Teresa Academy’s Literacy Day
Around 20% of adults in the world don’t know how to read. Reading is one of the most important fundamentals that must be taught to our young people. It’s fundamental to function in today’s society.
Many important tasks require the ability to read, for example:
• Graduate from school.
• Understanding/filling out job applications.
• Reading instructions on prescription pill bottles.
• Reading important warning signs on roadways.
• Following a map.
Reading helps develop imagination in children. When they’re reading stories, they begin to think creatively when predicting what will happen next. Reading is how our youth will discover new things. Books, magazines and internet are all great tools. A person who knows how to read can educate themselves on anything they’re interested in.
I visited local K-4 school, Mother Teresa Academy in Clifton Park, on Tuesday November 20th for their literacy day. The school acknowledges reading as a fundamental to all learning. They agree it is a skill that is necessary for success in future life. I helped stress this to the students before reading a popular book to the school, “Pete The Cat.”
The kids looked very comfy in their pajamas for the session called Books and Blankets. I was joined by other local readers – Mrs. Borini and Miss Courtney from the school, Laurie Noel of Senator Farley’s staff and Julie Chapman from YNN.
It was great to see the school acknowledging the children’s efforts as Miss Mound and Miss Tanchyk, the organizers of the event, presented awards to the students for their reading. On behalf of Hot 99.1, thank you to Mother Teresa Academy for allowing us to support a great day of reading and education for our young people!