Young students share in worldwide reading event – The Reporter

By Jessica Rogness

Vacaville elementary schools joined others around the world in reading the story of a young boy and his fish friend.

It was part of the 10th annual Jumpstart “Read for the Record” event.

Students in kindergarten, first grade and second grade at Alamo, Browns Valley, Callison, Cooper, Fairmont, Hemlock, Markham, Orchard and Padan elementary schools in the Vacaville Unified School District (VUSD) all read the same book on Thursday morning: “Not Norman: A Goldfish Story,” written by Kelly Bennett and illustrated by Noah Z. Jones.

“It’s a global campaign and really the intent is to generate public support for high quality early learning and a love for reading for children,” said Kimberly Forest, VUSD director of instruction, curriculum and assessment.

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