Letters from Educators - Reading And Rhythm

Lakeside Union Elementary School District

9100 Jersey Avenue - Hanford, CA 93230
Telephone (559) 582-2868 - Fax (559) 582-7638

Re: Drumming For Your Life

The Reading and Rhythm Program is a great way to get all children motivated and excited about reading. In one short week, we witnessed confidence and success in each of our students.

We found rhythm helps them to tune in and focus on their reading while leaving behind unhappy thoughts that prevent them from becoming better readers.

In our school we have a 93% population of English Language Learners who showed super participation in the program. We were amazed at the students" involvement!

We found that all students showed a positive energy level while reading. We are definitely making this an ingredient in our reading program. Our students like it, and we as teachers enjoy it, and feel motivated to have successful students.

Thank you for the opportunity to have this training!


Irene Brieno
RoseMary Andrus-Mitchell
Gardenside Elementary
Hanford, California