James Hart School eighth graders, from left, Addy Trotter, Amya Ward and Janiah Roper took turns reading "The Night Before Christmas" to students at Willow School. (Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)

Hart School students make a trip to Willow to read

Reading is essential and eighth graders at James Hart School got to show 19 classrooms of primary students at Willow School how it’s done during their special holiday visit Monday.

Teacher Ellen Noonan, eighth grade reading specialist, organized the program with student support teachers Lisa Ablin and Kristen Granato. Three groups of eighth graders came to Willow to visit classrooms, read stories, help with a holiday ornament craft project and share some treats. In all, 80 Hart students participated.

“The little kids look up to them, and it’s just a fun day to . . .

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