Casey Giles arrived at California University of Pennsylvania clasping a stack of stars.
One by one, he distributed them — with words like “want,” “pretty,” “please,” and “ate” written on them — throughout the third floor of Keystone Hall.
“We’re going to do a little scavenger hunt with Keagan using vocabulary words,” Giles explains. “She has a lot of energy and likes to move around. So we’ll use this activity to get her moving while she practices recognizing sight words.”
The best learning, he says, is when kids don’t realize it’s happening. They build self-confidence and have fun, all while developing literacy skills.