The A-Z on K-State
By Susan Berhow
A second grade classroom at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Manhattan, Kan., had some special visitors in February. Dr. Debbie Mercer, dean of the College of Education, and Dr. Lotta Larson, associate professor of curriculum and instruction, shared their recently published children’s book, “K-State: An Alphabet Journey Across Campus.”
With the alphabet as a guide, the book takes children on a photo and rhyme tour of K-State landmarks and celebrations and what it means to be part of the Wildcat family. The authors’ proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to a scholarship fund for pre-service teachers in the college.
As literacy researchers and former elementary teachers, Mercer and Larson believe the book is a creative way to promote K-State and literacy, as well as support future teachers.
“Part of K-State 2025 is to enhance the undergraduate experience at K-State, and within the College of Education, there is a real need to support our pre-service teachers,” Mercer said. “Students engaged in student-teaching experiences are often challenged financially, as they can’t work part-time jobs during that time. It’s our hope that the book will bring joy to K-State families and help our students thrive as they prepare to become educators.”
How you can help
Do you have a child in your life who would enjoy a photo journey through K-State? Visit here to get your own copy and support K-State education students