My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Rolling Readers Space Coast, Melbourne, FL, USA
I first became a volunteer with Rolling Readers Space Coast in 2003. I read to a kindergarten class and a first grade class. I thoroughly enjoyed myself, but could not continue the following year because I was working five days a week. A few years ago, the college where I worked went to a four day work week, so I decided to get involved with Rolling Readers again. I have been a classroom reader for the past two years where I have read to first and second graders for half an hour one day a week. Each week I go to the library or go to our library website and choose books to share with the children. When they see the envelope containing the due date card, they instantly recognize the book as coming from the library. As we read the story, we talk about vocabulary, the illustrations and other reading skills associated with critical thinking. The children are so eager to share and participate and their insights are often right on track as well as wonderfully amusing! They entertain me as much as I am hoping to entertain them! Additionally, the teachers are so appreciative and give me such a warm welcome when I come into the classroom. The time I spend there is often the highlight of my week! I have always loved books and being a Rolling Reader allows me to share my love of reading. One of my favorite days is when I get to hand out the free books we are privileged to give to the children in the classrooms where we read. The children are so excited and pleased with their new book and when we read it together, sometimes they take it literally and they read out loud with me! What fun! Rolling Readers Space Coast is certainly a worthy organization as they reinforce and inspire the love of reading to our future generations!