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Humphrey the Hamster helps promote reading at Fountain Green Elementary

Humphrey the Hamster helps promote reading at Fountain Green Elementary

Students at Fountain Green Elementary School are finding out all about Humphrey the Hamster and his trials and tribulations at school — during the day and at night.

Each student in the school has a homework assignment Monday through Thursday, to read the next chapter of “The World According to Humphrey,” a series by Betty E. Birney. It’s about a classroom pet hamster who tells the stories of the school days, and nights, as he sees them.

The books, one for each family at Fountain Green, were paid for by the PTA.

“Last year, the focus of the PTA was more on family and community involvement. I felt like this tied right in with that,” Fountain Green reading specialist Dawn...

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