Katherine Orlando, Teacher, Horizons of Greater Washington (DC)

Once again the kids are loving Tales2go. We listened during breakfast as whole group read alouds as well as during our literacy center rotations (some even asked during free choice to listen!). My students have become hooked on many of the series. Their current favorites are Boxcar Children, Encyclopedia Brown and Geronimo Stilton. I was reminded to send you this email when during our whole group read-aloud discussion (we are reading Stuart Little), I asked the class if they knew what arithmetic meant. One of my lower readers who has difficulty with vocabulary and expression, raised his hand and said “It means math. In the My Weird School book we listened to, they taught us that.” I could hear murmurs from other kids agreeing as well as the me too signal. I was so impressed/pleased to hear that he was not only listening to our morning story as well as had retained that vocabulary word. That’s just once instance over these past few weeks where I have seen Tales2Go benefit the children.