All Posts Tagged "littles"

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    A Robot on a Roll: Dr. Dave’s Interview With Littles & Bigs

    2017 has truly been a whirlwind of excitement, from Kelsey winning 20k in grants (in 6 minutes!) to getting our own office for the very first time. But I’m happy to announce things haven’t calmed down just yet. We recently partnered with Washington Elementary District, and launched in six of their schools this year. Yes, […]

    December 11, 2017

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    A Little Goes a Long Way: How RBBB Turned Malik Into a Mighty Reader

    The principal’s office can be a scary place for a third grader. Malik, a Little in the Read Better Be Better program, can attest to this. He’s had his share of visits to see Ms. Marze in the past, the principal at Sheely Farms Elementary School in the Tolleson Elementary District –- but recently something […]

    May 19, 2017

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    Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Hats Off to RBBB Graduates!

    It has been an especially exciting week. I had the pleasure of watching my Littles graduate from the Read Better Be Better program and to say I was one proud robot is barely scratching the surface. Graduating from our program is a serious achievement. It means that these tiny humans have dedicated their time, energy, […]

    December 9, 2016

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    Books & Bigs: Dr. Dave’s Motivational Mission

    When I designed the RBBB curriculum, I knew I wanted it to be special. Scratch that. I knew I wanted it to be extraordinary. Which is why I tossed around a few ideas at first on who would teach our curriculum to the Littles before my light-bulb moment struck. I could be the one to […]

    November 28, 2016

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    Three Cheers for Our Wells Fargo Volunteers!

    What an incredibly capacitor-warming experience it is to see humans take time away from their jobs to volunteer at RBBB. And our most recent volunteers, a group of managers from Wells Fargo, left the office for the day to learn more about the literacy crisis in Arizona, the work we do at RBBB, and to […]

    November 12, 2016

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    Ivan: The Reluctant Hero

    Being a “Big” in Read Better Be Better is a big responsibility (no pun intended). We tell the 6th – 8th graders this when we introduce the program to them—we don’t hold back. They are our partners, our teammates, in solving Arizona’s literacy crisis, and that wasn’t an accident. We chose that age group because […]

    October 7, 2016

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    RBBB Summer Program

    Did you know summer learning loss creates a 2.5 – 3 year learning gap between children of low and middle income families by the time they reach the fifth grade? (AZ Center for Afterschool Excellence Study) This summer, Read Better Be Better will again partner with Valley of the Sun United Way and The Boys […]

    June 5, 2016

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    3rd Grader Striving to #ReadBetter!!

    Melanie, a 3rd grader at Michael Anderson, repeatedly tried to attend ‪#‎RBBB‬ sessions even though she was not a participant in the program, explaining to the Site Leader that she “just wanted to read better too.” After improving her words per minute to 61, she became one word over the threshold for participation! We were […]

    June 1, 2016

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    #Be Better

    March 8, 2016

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