| Kindergarteners at St. Louis Covenant School heard from a very important person
May 23, 2022: Jim Rigg, archdiocesan superintendent of schools, came to visit as
part of their “Mystery Reader” program.
Reader is part of the school’s kindergarten curriculum, in which guests come
into the classrooms and read to the students. Typically, the students are
unaware of who’s coming, hence the “mystery.”
read from the story “Mortimer’s First Garden” by Karma Wilson, an inspirational
tale that celebrates the miracle of springtime, being patient, and God.
a way, the superintendent’s invitation came with a challenge. When he accepted,
he mentioned that he has read most of the titles shared with the little ones.
Christina Rivera-Izquierdo, the school’s curriculum and instruction director,
thought otherwise. And she was right. He had not read that book before.
summarize the story:
Mortimer Mouse munches on sunflower seeds and longs to see something green
after a long winter. Upon overhearing the story of how springtime rain and
sunshine nurture little seeds to grow into great big green plants, Mortimer is
skeptical but decides to plant one of his seeds, just to see if such a miracle
really can happen. Mortimer finds a perfect sport to plant the seed, and then â€¦
he waits. And waits. And waits.
some miracles take time,” he says.
Mortimer thinks nothing is ever going to happen to the little seed. But then
something does happen. Something wonderful. Something divine. Something green!
Jim Rigg, archdiocesan Schools superintendent, poses with St. Louis Covenant School's kindergarten students and the book he read to them, "Mortimer's First Garden." Rigg was the "mystery reader" for both kindergarten classes at the Pinecrest school, May 23, 2022.
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