Click here to learn how you can help TFAE support Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Terrebonne Parish.
The Foundation's purpose is to positively affect academic achievement and to fundamentally improve education for students in the Terrebonne Parish Public School System.
Do you read to your children everyday?
Research shows that reading to a child for 30 minutes per day from infancy prepares children to learn.
Use these tips to help you instill a love of reading in your child:
-Babies love when you sing and read to them and tell them stories, poems, and rhymes.
-Tell your baby and young child nursery rhymes and repeat them often.
-Choose books with colorful pictures and simple words--or no words at all.
-Encourage your toddler to point out objects, repeat words, and talk about the story.
-Children often want to listen to the same story again and again. This is fine, as it builds confidence and familiarity with words, and reinforces that stories are fun.
-Help your child develop reading comprehension. Instead of reading the story straight through, ask the child open-ended questions about the story.
-Tell stories about your family and your culture.
-Visit the library. Ask about story times. Borrow books to share with your child at home. Click here to visit the Terrebonne Parish Public Library website.
-Encourage older children to read to their younger brothers and sisters.
-Be an example to your children, let them see you read books too.
(Reading tips from www.freeprintablebehaviorcharts.com/reading.htm)
The mission of the Terrebonne Foundation for Academic Excellence in Public Education is to establish a perpetual source of funding to provide additional financial resources to foster academic excellence in public education.
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.
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February 6, 2014 * Cypress Columns
Celebration of Excellence is TFAE's newest event. The dinner will honor eleven Distinguished Scholars from each of the local public high schools, the Career and Technical High School, and the adult education program.
The Distinguished Scholar nominees were selected by their school administrators. Each Distinguished Scholar will select the Terrebonne Parish public school educator, who has had the most impact on his or her life.
The Distinguished Scholars, Inspirational Educators, and the James J. Buquet, Jr. Award of Distinction recipient will be honored at the dinner on Feburary 6, 2014.
2013-2014 TFAE Distinguished Scholars
Bayou Cane Adult Education
Christopher A. Verdin
Ellender Memorial High School
H.L. Bourgeois High School
South Terrebonne High School
Terrebonne Career & Technical High School
Terrebonne High School
Mary Anne Burlette
Click here to nominate an individual for the James J. Buquet, Jr. Award of Distinction
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