By Penelope K. & K.B.S.I
Hampton Elementary School performed a read-aloud on Google Meets for “Hampton Reads” on Wednesday, February 24th, at 7:00 p.m. When students logged onto the Google Meet, Mrs. Francis, who was the reader last night, greeted them. She introduced the book called The Boy Who Loved Math: Improbable Life of Paul Erdos. She chose the book because she loves math and loves teaching math and also because she felt that he was not well-known as a mathematician now, but that he had a remarkable life. The story was about the mathematician, Paul Erdos, and how he fell in love with math. When he was younger, Paul really liked numbers; he could instantly tell how many seconds someone was alive just from the time and date they were born. Although he was a smart boy when it came to math, he wasn't great at being independent because his mother did everything for him. As an adult, he had many friends to help him. In thanks he helped them with their math problems. As Mrs. Francis read the story, she stopped to ask the students questions such as “what is the next prime number?” and “what are you passionate about?” Students had the opportunity to unmute and share their thoughts. Next Mrs. Francis read a few amusing facts from a book called “Weird But True.” For example, “there are 32 trillion trees in the world” and “prairie dogs say hello with kisses.” If students are interested in joining another read-aloud, they can join “HamptonReads” on Google Meets at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday nights.