To the editor:
It was my privilege last week to lecture and read to second and third grade classes at Burton Street Elementary School.
I am a retired college professor and began reading to these young students when my granddaughter began school at Burton Street.
Last week the subject was bats, appropriate for Halloween week. We had a vocabulary lesson, a lecture to help dispel some of the scary myths about this mammal and then a story.
I must say I am always very impressed at the knowledge these young people have. The vocabulary lesson had some fairly serious words such as hibernation, nocturnal, membrane, echolocation, etc.
They could read all of the words and knew their definitions. They even taught me some facts about bats that I had missed.
Above all, the students were a wonderful and well-mannered audience asking and answering serious questions.
I commend the excellence in teaching at Burton Street Elementary School. Every teacher I have come to know goes above and beyond to make sure these children are exceptionally well-educated.
I always leave knowing my granddaughter is blessed to be in such an outstanding school.
Thank you to everyone at Burton Street Elementary School.
E. Jeanne King