Reading Discovery Featuring Former First Lady Barbara Bush

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North Magoffin Elementary 5th grade students had the chance on Thursday, January 29th to take part in a unique distance learning opportunity presented by the George Bush Presidential Library & Museum and Discovery Education. Mrs. Minerva Arnett’s students shared an exciting reading experience with Former First Lady Barbara Bush and Discovery Education’s Hall Davidson. Classrooms across the globe watched the live presentation as Mrs. Bush and students read excerpts from the award-winning book “Rushmore” and Mr. Davidson demonstrated how the book literally comes to life using augmented reality technology. Former First Lady Barbara Bush chose the book “Rushmore” by Lynn Curlee so students can learn the story behind this national treasure, from the engineering feat of building the landmark to its historical significance. Students in all 50 states, Canada and Ghana were all connected through this highly educational and informative virtual program. Topics addressed by the former first lady included the importance of literacy, implementing student use of technology and speaking out against bullying.