Our kidsREAD program will be starting on 20 January 2007 with a pre-test for the children whose parents have enrolled them in our program for 2007.
Currently we have 17 applicants and it looks like we will have 3 classes this year instead of 4 last year. I am hopeful that we will have a better student-volunteer ratio this year so that we can try more innovative programs and get some 1-to-1 coaching to some of the students whose foundation in English is weak.
My aspirations for kidsREAD 2007 at Jurong Student Service Centre:
- To conduct monthly story telling sessions for combined classes.
- To measure the child's progress through the kidsREAD program is a more structured manner.
- To be patient with the children and to inject enthusiasm and fun into reading.
Let's see how the program turns out this year. I am happy that there could be new (young and enthusiastic) volunteers joining us this year and hope that the existing experienced volunteers (who are young at heart and equally enthusiastic!) would continue on as that would make it a more dynamic and sustainable program.
KidsREAD 2007, here we go. :-)