One elementary school principal in Texas has gone the extra mile to support her students by reading them bedtime stories on Facebook Live!
Dr. Belinda George created her original series called “Tucked in Tuesdays” where she reads books aloud to her scholars at Homer Drive Elementary School in Beaumont, Texas. The sessions are held every Tuesday on the school’s Facebook page at 7:30 p.m. CST and George can be seen wearing a colorful onesie while reading a new book (or two) to her students and their families. George engages with her students during the sessions by reading the live comments and shouting out her students who have logged on to watch. She even acknowledges requests to re-read certain parts of the books over for her viewers.
“The idea came from a Facebook group called Principal Principles Leadership Group,” George told USA Today about her weekly story time. “And from the fact that I absolutely love my
George says about 94 percent of her students come from economically disadvantaged homes and she wanted to do her part in supporting them in being read to at home. Many of her episodes are receiving well over 2,000 views, which is far outside the Beaumont School District. Her latest episode where she read “Howie Has a Stomachache” has reached more than 6,000 views!
“My parents and scholars absolutely love it. They know my love for their children is beyond the end of the day and definitely beyond Friday,” George told USA Today.
Her series has become so successful, authors have started sending her books to share with her scholars.
“I will be reading books donated to me by the authors. I have invited authors to read their books online as special guests,” she said.
Press play below to watch her latest Tucked In Tuesday session.