First grade teachers Nicole Andregg and Patricia Birch found a way to stay connected to their students.
LAKEWOOD, Ohio — This year, the school year is unprecedented, and different on so many levels for everyone, including teachers.
Two first-grade teachers, from Hayes Elementary School in Lakewood, found a way to bridge the gap and connect with kids, through reading.
When their students started the school year off remotely, Nicole Andregg and Patricia Birch knew many of their students didn’t have what they needed.
“We also knew that a lot of kids don’t have books in their hands all the time. So we thought, ‘why don’t we just start a bookmobile?’ We can deliver books to children and say hi to them. And they’ll get to see our faces and have a little special treat from us,” Patricia said.
“They’re just smiling and beaming and we are, too,” Nicole echoed.