Reading is a fundamental skill all kids should learn to do well - and Belt teacher Lisa Waldner is replacing her old listening center with a new one to help her students succeed.
As part of our One Class At A Time program, KRTV and First Interstate Bank presented first-grade teacher Waldner with a check for $250 to buy a listening center to help her students improve their reading.
Waldner says her current listening center is old and worn down, and having a new one will make it easier for her kids to use.
She says her students listen to books that relate to what they're learning about. They also love holiday books and their all-time favorite book is about Pete the Cat and his white shoes.
"It's really great with their reading fluency because if they can hear someone else reading the story and adding expression in the story then it can help them practice when they're reading," said Waldner.
Waldner added it also helps them learn new or difficult words.