After school program teacher, Alexis Sandoval, introduced her students to the RedRover Readers program in the START after school program at Golden Empire Elementary School. She then entered her school into the RedRover Readers Impact Contest — and they won! Soon after, RedRover taught the whole school — all 22 teachers — to implement the RedRover Readers program in their classrooms, just in time for the 2015-2016 school year. We recently returned to Golden Empire Elementary School to see what the students think about the program!
See how the RedRover Readers program continues to impact the kids at Golden Empire Elementary School, and what they’ve learned about treating animals with more empathy and kindness.
Testimonials from kids at Golden Empire Elementary School:
“RedRover Readers teaches you respect and kindness towards animals.” – Ms. Macey’s 4th grade student
“Normally my parents would feed Winsky, my dog, and I didn’t play with them as much [before the RedRover Readers program]… now I play with them a lot and feed them and sometimes they sleep with me on my bed too.” – Ms. Macey’s 4th grade student
“I liked how I got to hear my classmates’ point of view about the books.” – Ms. Engstrom’s 5th grade student