Highland Park First Graders Read to Succeed

“Little Black a Pony” by Walter Farley is a great place to start!

For the past six years, Turning Point has provided copies of the book to first graders at Highland Park, a Title 1 school in Stillwater.

The students work really hard on their reading skills so they can come read to our horses and learn all about everything equine.

Literacy Reading
Reading to Batman makes a book come alive and gets first graders excited about reading.
Stick horse Racing
Stick horse racing gets your blood racing too! Its very competitive.
Literacy Roping
And you would be amazed at how quickly the first graders pick up roping skills,

The Field Day is packed with fun as more than 150 First graders, parent chaperones and Turning Point volunteers rotate between 16 activity stations.

inside after

The important outcome is that teachers tell us every child has been reading at or above grade level by the end of the year since the program began.  And parent involvement is also up as parents and grandparents spread the word about the magic of horses.