Saturday, February 14, 2009

I can't even begin to tell you how much I LOVE to read. I'm not even sure that love is the best word for it....more like obsessed with reading. I can't remember a time that I wasn't an avid reader and I've never met a book that I didn't like. I can read a book and totally engross myself in each and every storyline just like I was there with the characters. I swear I'm in another world when I am with a book. The "real" world around me could fall, and I would never know it.

It is because of my love for books that I discovered this incredible program called in2books. In2books is a curriculum based e-mentoring program provided to students in 3rd-5th grade. When you sign up to become a "pen pal", you are paired with a student from somewhere in the country. Together you will read several books throughout the school year and discuss them through emailed letters to each other. What an AWESOME idea!!! This program is a great way to teach students the joy of reading, not only for enjoyment, but also for learning and understanding the various genres.

I was recently paired with my pen pal. Her name is Jasmine. I am so excited and looking forward to sharing my love of reading with her. I know that we will become great friends through our letters to each other. If you’re like me and LOVE to read, PLEASE check out this program. What a wonderful feeling it is to be able to help a child.