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Elementary students volunteer time to read to preschoolers

The program helps the students develop their reading skills

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Preschoolers got a special treat during story time at the Washington County Public library Friday morning as elementary students from a local school showed up to read to them.

Two first grade students and two fourth grade students from Saint Mary's Catholic School were recommended by their teachers to participate. The stories read by the students all focused on spring time and the importance of honeybees to the environment. The students also helped the visiting preschoolers create a honeybee craft. Carrie Stumpf from Saint Mary's says this is a great way for a the students to practice their reading skills.  

"It's sometimes scary reading to other people. Some of the words were a little tricky, like the parts of the bee so I knew how to pronounce them and stuff," said Willa Pencony a fourth-grade student who participated.  

Stumpf says this activity happens only a few times a year and different students are chosen every time.


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