Our first-grade students hand-delivered audiobooks on iPods with their corresponding paperback books to Diakon Adoption and Foster Care in Topton, PA last week.
As part of the project, students recorded themselves reading their favorite books in both English and Spanish onto the iPods, ringing a bell to signal page turns. The iPods will be used at the organization’s Permanency Center, allowing families to enjoy a unique reading experience with children at the center.
Listen to samples of the student recordings below:
“¿Debo Compartir Mi Helado?” by Mo Willems:
“I Am Kind” by Suzy Capoozi:
The students also gifted the organization a bookshelf, created by maintenance staff member Mr. Michael Petko, to help store and display the audio library. The students decorated the bookshelf with original artwork. The final product turned out amazing and fit seamlessly in the center.
During their visit to Diakon, the students learned the history of the adoption center from staff members at the organization and had the opportunity to settle in the bookshelf in its new home at the center.
See pictures of the bookshelf and the donation exchange below: