Guest Readers share favorites with Isbell students
Santa Paula News
Published: December 21, 2012
‘Twas the week before Winter Break and all through the school Isbell students were working hard as they always do.
Classes visiting the Isbell Library received a special gift this week. Library staff, Cynthia Caulfield and Brenda deJamaer, had invited Guest Readers to stop in and share a favorite holiday story or book.
Guest Readers included Suzi Skutley and Ilene Gavenman from the community; Robin Freeman, Jeff Robinson and Lydia Olivo from the school district; Isbell staff members Jesse Prado, Gina Ramirez, George Alessi, Joy Suggs, Helen Davis and Bernie Lopez-Gonzales; and Board members Michelle Kolbeck and Kelsey Stewart.
Students enjoyed stories and readings such as “Our Christmas Spirit” from “Good Old Days on the Farm”; “Purple Cow” from “One Hundred Best Poems for Boys and Girls”; “The Christmas Scout”; “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”; “The Nutcracker”; “The Polar Express”; “Too Many Tamales”; “Principal’s Night Before Christmas”; “Emma’s Christmas”; “Bad Kitty Christmas”; “The Night Before Christmas”; “The Tale of Three Trees”; “The Teachers’ Night Before Christmas”; and “La Nochebuena South of the Border.”
“We are so fortunate to have these Guest Readers make time in their busy schedules to share with our students,” commented Mrs. DeJamaer. “Our middle school students love being read to… don’t we all?”
Guest Reader Suzi Skutley stated, “I was so glad that there was a time slot available that didn’t conflict with my work schedule. I love reading and am such a ham that I was really looking forward to this.”