May 8 – 12 marks Teacher Appreciation Week, a time to celebrate the educators who lend their passion and skills to shaping young minds and building a brighter future. In honor of our teachers and the important and invaluable work they do, UGI has chosen Thank You, Mr. Falker as our Little Reader Pick for the Month of May.
Written and illustrated by Patricia Polacco, Thank You, Mr. Falker tells the story of Little Trisha and her struggles to overcome her learning disabilities. After years of being bullied by her classmates, Trisha’s new fifth-grade teacher finally understands her learning needs and introduces her to the magic of reading.
At UGI Utilities, we are deeply committed to children’s literacy. Studies have shown that children who are not reading at grade level by third grade will experience significant difficulties throughout their lives. Today’s students will be tomorrow’s business and government leaders, employees and customers.
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