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New Books Bring a Smile to Students
New Books Bring a Smile to Students
Posted on 12/16/2021
New Books Bring a Smile to Students

By: Breanna Hensley
BCS Communications Dept.

Students at Charles C. Bell Elementary will have some new stories to enjoy this Winter Break from the Book Extravaganza. Title I funding helped provide the resources to purchase books. Unlike a book fair this is at no cost to students.

“This gives all of our Bell Bears access to high quality texts,” said Title I Reading Specialist Mrs. Emily Truluck. “It allows our students the opportunity to shop from various genres of brand new books that they can read at home.”

Mrs. Truluck puts a lot of effort into finding books students will enjoy reading. 

“I try to purchase highly engaging, high interest books,” she said. “The students get to shop from a variety of titles and genres”

Tables were lined with all kinds of books to choose from, and some had a difficult decision to make. Children grinned from ear to ear once they finally selected the perfect book. For some it took a couple minutes to make sure they found the right one.

“I was excited about the books, because it was so much fun,” said second grader Nina Baggott. “It took me a while to get a book, but I found a book that I really liked!”

Ms. Truluck says that seeing the joy on every child’s face made all the hard work worth it.

“This brings so much joy and happiness to my day,” she exclaimed. “The main goal of mine is to create lifelong readers and creative thinkers.”

Mrs. Truluck is successfully creating lifelong readers, just ask second grader Ezra Horgan.

“Reading helps me understand the world better. Getting new books helps get me interested in different topics and points of view,” Ezra said.

Students at Charles C. Bell Elementary will have some new stories to enjoy this Winter Break from the Book Extravaganza. Title I funding helped provide the resources to purchase books. Unlike a book fair this is at no cost to students.


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