CLARK, NJ –First graders at Valley Road School are learning to read in the dark. Despite age-old wisdom which warns against reading in the absence of light, these children are thriving in the shadows according to school officials.
Thanks to Mrs. Sakowski’s these students aren’t under a total cover of darkness, instead she has them enjoying Flashlight Fridays, a new reading initiative this year.
Every Friday, the students receive 20 minutes of reading time in the dark with their flashlight.
“I already see a change with the students’ attitudes towards reading, and I feel Flashlight Friday has played a huge role in that. Every Thursday before we dismiss, the students are so excited that the next day is Flashlight Friday,” said Sakowski.
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