WAYNE - Wayne State College student Sheldon Black of Omaha faces Luis Tornez at the Wayne Elementary School, March 25, as they read "The Sneetches'' by Dr. Seuss.
Black said she chose the book because they are working on text-to-self connections. The book contains references to how people relate to each other and would possibly help students recognize how they felt about themselves. Dr. Susan Nordstrom organized the project as a service-learning effort through Wayne State College. Nordstrom is a faculty member of the School of Education and Counseling at WSC. Nordstrom worked closely with Mrs. Jill Pickinpaugh, principal of Wayne Elementary School, and 3rd-5th grade teachers to develop a tutoring program. Students in Nordstrom's Intermediate Reading course are participating in this program that runs from Feb. 4-April 22.
Service-Learning projects are coordinated by the Office of Service-Learning at Wayne State College.These projects provide students with the opportunity to interact with the community, strengthen their self-esteem and academic skills, and learn about civil responsibility.The process creates authentic learning opportunities while teaching civic responsibility through service to others with reciprocal benefits for all involved. This project was a Service-Learning effort for students. Institutional funding provides support for Service-Learning at Wayne State College.