Donated Kindles spark reading
Insurance company Horace Mann has donated two new Kindles to fourth-grade classes at Camden-Rockport Elementary School.
Chuck Lynch, an agent representing Horace Mann, was on hand Wednesday, Nov. 14, to present the Kindles to fourth-grade student representatives Ava Baeza and Annika Johnson. Fourth-grade teachers Karen Collins, Stuart Finkelstein, Kate Dishop and Kisha Marsh assembled the remaining fourth-grade students in the common area for the event.
Beaza and Johnson shared a few stories about the reading programs at the school following the presentation.
Horace Mann is an insurance company that works with kindergarten through grade 12 educators. The rewards program was established to motive and reward students. Year-to-year a popular item with the kids is decided on and is usually bikes, of which most kids have their own, so a Kindle was chosen as an alternative. Two students — one boy and one girl — with perfect attendance are traditionally awarded the prize but this year the entire fourth-grade will enjoy the honor.
The Kindles will stay with the fourth-grade classes at the school.