Ms. Hubbard was awarded her grant for "One Page at a Time". This grant provides supplemental books for students in grades K-2. She will be able to buy leveled guided reading books through Scholastic in subjects such as biographies, weather, seasons, history, literary elements, and poetry. Ms. Cato's grant was for "Family Literacy Packs". Her grant enables students to choose one literacy pack of books to take home and share with their families each week, and students will have the opportunity to earn a personal book while creating the habit of family literacy time and becoming stronger readers.
The South Carolina Education Association AND Cat in the Hat visited Kinard this morning to talk about the importance of reading. Clover mayor Mr. Donnie Grice even read a story to the students. All students in PK-2 were given a Dr. Suess book and a goodie bag from the SCEA.
Kinard Elementary has received a state recognition from the South Carolina Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (SC-ASCD) for its extensive efforts to engage all students.