Article written by fifth-graders at Pleasant Lea Elementary
Some of us students from Linda Hubbuch’s fifth-grade class from Pleasant Lea Elementary went on a “field trip” Feb. 9 to read to the residents at Benchmark Health Center.
We went because Mrs. Hubbuch had a great idea. Her mom loves it when kids from the school in her town come and read to them at the nursing home where she lives, so she thought, “Why don’t we do it here!”
We gathered some books from the library, and we each picked one to read. We practiced over the next few days.
The day finally came! We all gathered in the front lobby of the heath center. Mrs. Hubbuch assigned us to a resident, and then we read and read and read! We did it close to Valentine’s Day, so we passed out the Valentine cards we had made.
The residents liked it very much. One even gave one of the students a hug. We enjoyed it, and the elderly did, too. After we read, Mrs. Hubbuch bought us ice cream!
Mrs. Hubbuch surveyed the students and parents who participated to get feedback for this experience. Most of the students said one of their favorite parts was the reading, but both the students and parents agreed that it was wonderful seeing the residents smile. Every person who completed a survey responded they’d like to do this again! We all had tons of fun!