Special visitor reads to Spring Hill kids

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Pre-K students at Fayetteville’s Spring Hill Elementary were all eyes and ears as Georgia’s First Lady Sandra Deal used her storytelling skills to bring a children’s book to life for them.

The visit was part of “Read Across Georgia Month,” a program supported by Gov. Nathan Deal and his wife in hopes of instilling a love for books and reading at an early age.

Deal read “T.J.’s Discovery,” written by the Rollins Center for Language and Literacy at the Atlanta Speech School. The book is a family adventure that engages children, and serves as a teaching tool for parents and caregivers.

Deal made the book interactive by pausing to point out people, animals or objects highlighted on the pages, making sounds or motions associated with them, and asking students to join her in the fun.

Every Pre-K student at Spring Hill received a copy of “T.J.’s Discovery” to take home so they and their parents can enjoy reading the book together.

Student ambassadors were on hand to great Deal as she arrived at the school on the morning of March 26. Following introductions and handshakes, the ambassadors escorted Deal to Tricia Sanders’ Pre-K classroom.