In Reading Rooms on October 8, 2019 - 11:33 am
Three Escondido Union Schools Open Think Big Reading Rooms
The Think Big Reading Project is a conduit between the Carson Scholars Fund, reading room sponsors, and schools. This three-pronged approach has brought like-minded individuals together with the common goal of providing literacy opportunities for children to become proficient and enthusiastic readers. On Thursday, September 18, the CSF united the Trust of Eleni and Wolfgang Gagon with three Escondido Union Schools: Rock Springs Elementary, Conway Elementary and Juniper Elementary.
The whirlwind festivities began in the morning at Rock Springs Elementary. Students, staff and special guests gathered outside for an all-school assembly to learn more about this valuable new resource. A short-time later it was Conway Elementary’s turn to showcase its reading room. Students and special guests congregated in the school’s media center for a program which was followed by the unveiling of the reading room. The final opening of the day was held at Juniper Elementary where Mrs. Candy Carson and one lucky student had the honor of cutting the ribbon to officially open the room.
The reading room at Rock Springs Elementary features a castle theme, while the reading rooms at Conway and Juniper harness the magical power of reading in the great outdoors. Although each of the reading rooms is aesthetically unique, the schools shared the same objective: filling the shelves with books that engage, motivate and excite students.
Candy Carson was privileged to attend all three reading room openings and was excited to share the power of reading with the young scholars.
Currently there are four Think Big Reading Room locations in Escondido Union Public Schools. The first Think Big Reading Room to be established in the school district was at L.R. Green Elementary in May 2019.