|Our Fantastic Flying Books courtesy of The Louis Valentino Jr. Memorial Fund|
The Louis Valentino Jr. Memorial Fund recently brought that dream to fruition in a spectacular way. Their generous donation to the program is allowing me to order copies of each book in the reading series for every child in first grade.
|Some students proudly holding their Fantastic Flying Books|
It was incredible to witness the excitement buzzing in the classroom. Children spread out on the floor following the action with every turn of the page. Smiles and wonder showing on each face. Conversations about books. Laughter. Gasps. Ahhh's. It was truly joyous.
|"Morris found great satisfaction in caring for the books, gently fixing those |
with fragile bindings and unfolding the dog-eared pages of others."
Once that happens they will follow in the footsteps of Morris who loved words, stories and books.
To his cherished books he said, "'I'll carry you all in here,' and pointed to his heart."
Thank you to The Louis Valentino Jr. Memorial Fund for that gift!