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School Counselor Starts Each Day with a Story

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After she learned school was not returning for the remainder of the year, Deauville Gardens East school counselor Lysa Mullady, who is also a children’s book author, was looking for a way to keep in touch with the students. “The only thing I could think of was to read stories on the computer,” Ms. Mullady said. “I brought a wagon to school and brought home all my picture books.” Ms. Mullady learned about Google Classroom and Screencastify and on the first day of instruction, she recorded a story and posted it to every classroom at Deauville Gardens East. She has read a new story to the students every single morning since that day. “At first, I felt a bit silly, reading to a computer,” she said. “Then I heard from families who said how much the stories meant to them. They start their day listening.”