Bethlehem area school teachers upload nightly videos of them reading students children’s bedtime stories

Written by on May 4, 2020

 Bethlehem area school teachers upload nightly videos of them reading students children’s bedtime stories

By K.C. Lopez

May 4, 2020

There’s nothing better than curling up with a good book.

And as the Coronavirus keeps students out of classrooms, WLVR’s KC Lopez shows how one local school is keeping students engaged from a safe distance. 

Every weeknight, students of Fountain Hill Elementary School snuggle up and tune in to a bedtime story read by teachers like pre-K instructor Angelique Bucciero. The school has launched a virtual literacy program where staff members record short videos of themselves reading children’s books.

Courtney Wertman-Stambaugh is the school’s principal. 

“Our hope was that they could rest their head on their pillow just a little bit lighter knowing that we are still here for them, it hasn’t changed. Remote learning hasn’t changed the fact that Fountain Hill is still here for you,” said Stambaugh. 

Teachers choose books that have appeal for students from pre-K to fifth grade. The goal is to encourage reading while reminding families, social distancing might have them separated, but they’re in this together. 

Watch K.C’s PBS39 News Tonight Report.


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