Friday, April 18, 2014

5th Graders Try Out Campus Life

35 students from the 5th grade at Memorial Elementary in West Springfield, Massachusetts joined us at Reader to reader 's home at Amherst College to meet their mentors in the Read, Think, Share program and spend the day seeing what life is like on a college campus.

In perfect spring weather and with mentors leading the way, the students toured the campus, full of questions about what happens in each building and how they could go to Amherst College.  A guided tour of the college's natural history museum included a close-up look at dinosaur bones and petrified wood.  But the highlight of the trip appeared to be the opportunity to eat lunch in a college cafeteria -- side by side with college students.

Each student ended the day by choosing a book from our collection to take home for summer reading.

We are so grateful to Memorial for being such a great partner, to the kids for being such wonderful guests, and to our incredible sponsor United Bank for making the program possible!

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