Volunteers for Literacy



I’m just home from my morning at the school, what a wonderful experience it is working with children. I have been a volunteer at Central Queens Elementary school for thirteen years and have yet to grow tried of going. Believe it or not I actually work in a closet, I call it my office and the kids get a Kick out of it. I’m often told, Mr Rodgers its not an office its a closet, I tell them I just allow the school super to keep her equipment there. I read with the grade ones and threes and always marvel at their eager participation.
Anyone looking for something worthwhile to do this is it. Sadly its almost over for this year, and I’ll miss the children as they move on. Next term I will start again with a new batch of kids and so the cycle continues. But truly I thoroughly enjoy my time with them and would not want to give it up.
Cheers and keep reading.

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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2 Responses to Volunteers for Literacy

  1. canuckcookie says:

    Well done Mr Rodgers! ! ! Literacy is very very important. I was shocked to read a survey in last weeks netnews that in the state of Florida some %58 of high school students could not read at a grade one level. I have no idea what the stats are for Canada but I do think that the texting and Tweeting is ruining the kids ability to spell correctly.
    It is people like yourself that will give the very young a good base in reading. Which at our ages we know will be needed throughout their lives. Bravo Zulu old Subbie !! !

  2. irishroverpei says:

    Thanks Robby, On a Naval point – Subbie was short for Sub Lieutenant. Submariners are more usually referred to as Boats or Deeps, or they were during my time!!! While I’m still not a Harper man I do agree with the changes to EI and how they handle the unions/strikes. Unions have caused more companies to go under, than they’ve saved.

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