BOSS Soldiers Read with 1st Graders

soldiers-read-to-school-students-5-jan-2017_3oWe are pleased to partner with the Joint Base Ft. Myer/Henderson Hall, Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers (BOSS) organization. Twice each month, soldiers from BOSS visit Randolph to read with 1st graders. They spend time getting to know the individual children they are paired with- talking with them, encouraging them, and answering their questions, but mostly, listening to them read. After 15 minutes, another group of 1st grader gets its chance; we sometimes reach over 20 children during one visit. The kids LOVE the soldiers’ visits! They help the students to overcome shyness, build confidence, practice reading out loud, and, best of all, develop happy and positive associations with reading.