Students participate in reading adventure with commissioner
EDINBURG, TEXAS – E.B. Guerra Elementary hosted a Read Across America Community Day in which a variety of district leaders, city and county leaders were selected to participate in the event. Each reader was assigned a classroom to read a book of their choice to the children. The event began with a meet and greet among the hosts and attendees while enjoying a continental breakfast.
Among one of the participants was Commissioner Joseph Palacios from Hidalgo County’s Precinct 4. Mr. Palacios was assigned a third grade classroom filled with eager students willing to learn about his job duties. “I’m the county commissioner, I’m elected by the people to represent the entire area of Edinburg, rural area of San Manuel and all of northern McAllen,” Palacios informed the students.
After asking the children their plans for the future, Palacios assured them that reading plays a key role in everyone’s daily lives and explained its importance in order to succeed. “That is Not a Good Idea” by Mo Willems was read by Commissioner Palacios followed by a discussion of the moral of the story. By the end of the reading, students were able to understand and give their personal input of the story along with additional participation.