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.
February 6, 2013 * Cypress Columns
2013-2014 TFAE Distinguished Scholars & Inspirational Educators
Bayou Cane Adult Education
Christopher Verdin - Cynthia Martin
Ellender Memorial High School
Nahja Holloway - Alicia Guillen
Kyler Trosclair - John Haslitt
H.L. Bourgeois High School
Megan McCormick - Cindy Gray
Fernando Urbina - Jeri Overley
South Terrebonne High School
Sarah Gautreaux - Summer Skarke
Sarah Simoneaux - Chris Brown
Terrebonne Career & Technical High School
Kaitaline Authement - Scott Pellegrin
Dakotah Springstead - Charlie Positerry
Terrebonne High School
Mary Anne Burlette - Leslie Davenport
Bonnie Wells - Virginia Lottinger
Fred W. Haise was the keynote speaker.
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Imagination Library program
MAY 10, 2014
Winners will be determined based on originality, creativity, and overall appearance of the costume
Participants must be registered in the Fun Run and/or 5K Run