Reading is a key skill for all students and adults.
Eskuelan San Francisco de Borja is committed to helping each student learn to read so that he or she will then read to learn. To help in this process the faculty and parents of ESFDB attended a workshop called Motheread/Fatheread.
During the workshop, the faculty, parents, and a certified Motheread/Fatheread trainer discussed literacy, language, reading, and parenting issues as they read together a book from the Motheread/Fatheread curriculum.
According to ESFDB administrator/principal Carmen H. Atalig, “Motheread/Fatheread improves reading skills so children can be more successful in school and become better readers, thinkers, learners, and problem solvers.”
“The workshop encourages parents to be reading role models for their children,” added Atalig.
“The curriculum strengthens ties between parent and child, and between teacher and student,” said ESFDB board president Edward Maratita Jr. “It supports parents and teachers in making their homes and classrooms a literate environment.”
The goals of the Motheread/Fatheread program is to help parents to recognize that their own stories and stories in books are a good way to communicate with their children; understand the messages in children’s stories; become familiar with the many ways to use stories as a way to improve children’s academic skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing, comprehension, and critical thinking; and discuss important parenting skills and challenges with other adults in a supportive environment.
The administration and board of directors would like to congratulate the faculty and parents for completing the workshop.
The faculty that completed the CNMI Teacheread Basic Storysharing Course are Florinda Chavez, Mary Rose Lucero, Lea Maratita, and Ann Marie Toves.
Parents that attended or completed the CNMI Motheread/Fatheread Adult Course are Eva Dela Cruz, Roger Estevez, Mary Rose Lucero, Jose Manuel, Elvira Mesngon, Normeta Paine, and Jesusa Manuel.
In addition, the administration and board of directors would like to express their appreciation to Viola Deleon Guerrero and Geraldine Dela Cruz for providing the workshop for the faculty and parents.