Publisher Teams with Local School in Annual Event to Create a World in Which Children Love to Learn

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More than 130 volunteers from Teacher Created Materials will head to Golden View Elementary School in Huntington Beach, CA to read to students, enhance campus facilities through beautification projects, and distribute free literacy and math resources.

“This year we will support 50 schools across 29 different states, and will donate over 1,600 backpacks filled with literacy and math resources to all of the well-deserving students.”

Teacher Created Materials (TCM), a leading educational publishing company headquartered in Huntington Beach, is celebrating Read Across America on Monday, March 2, 2020, with 130 employee volunteers carrying out the vision of TCM—to create a world in which children love to learn—by sharing their teaching, reading, painting, and building skills with the staff and students.

Read Across America is celebrated annually across the country in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. His books, such as Fox in Sox and One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish, have delighted children for generations and helped build early reading skills through engaging stories and playful language.

Since 2012, TCM has successfully conducted similar volunteer projects at local Orange County schools. For the fourth year in a row, the company has extended its philanthropic outreach to include its out-of-state employees. This year, nearly 50 sales consultants in 29 states nationwide will participate in similar activities in their local areas.

“Every year, our entire staff looks forward to Read Across America. It is an event that no one wants to miss,” says Deanne Mendoza, co-owner of Teacher Created Materials. “This year we will support 50 schools across 29 different states, and will donate over 1,600 backpacks filled with literacy and math resources to all of the well-deserving students.”

Golden View Elementary School is a transitional kindergarten through fifth grade school educating nearly 400 students. As a Title I school, 60 percent of students qualify for the free or reduced price lunch program. The staff and principal are dedicated to preparing all students for success through their unique Environmental Science approach that enriches students’ opportunities to learn from and enjoy their 2.5 acre farm. The farm provides opportunities for students to collaborate and take care of the animals, grow and sustain vegetables and flowers in their class garden beds, build social and emotional learning skills, and foster problem-solving skills. TCM selected this school based upon its needs, contribution to the local community, and commitment to academic excellence.

“We strive to build students’ literacy and reading skills through our Read Across America program,” says Corinne Burton, President of Teacher Created Materials. “We are proud to partner with Golden View Elementary School this year to support the incredible work they are doing, and further build the students’ love for learning.”

Throughout the day, a variety of activities will be completed. These activities include:

  • Literacy Building: Volunteers will read books and complete literacy-focused activities with all students at the school.
  • Farm Enhancement: Volunteers will build outdoor classroom and compost areas to support the outdoor curriculum that makes Golden View unique.
  • Garden Beautification: Volunteers will stain garden posts and create fence murals to support the robust gardening program at the school.
  • Blacktop painting: Volunteers will paint a colorful health and agility course, a healthy eating plate, an alphabet snake, and the U.S. map on the blacktop.
  • Backpacks: All students will receive a free backpack filled with student and parent resources.

About Teacher Created Materials
Teacher Created Materials develops innovative and imaginative educational materials and services for students worldwide. Everything we do is created by teachers for teachers and students to make teaching more effective and learning more fun. For over 40 years, Teacher Created Materials has proudly provided award-winning resources and offered a broad range of research- and standards-based products to support reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, science, technology, test preparation, and professional development activities in Grades PreK-12. For more information about Teacher Created Materials and their products, visit http://www.tcmpub.com.

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