Ocean City Teacher Continues Reading to Pupils Via YouTube

Carrie Merritt, a first-grade teacher at the Ocean City Primary School reads to students daily via YouTube.

NOTE: The Cape May County Herald is offering full coverage of the COVID-19 / coronavirus emergency to all, with no payment required. We are committed to ensuring our readers can make critical decisions for themselves and their families during this ongoing situation. To continue supporting this vital reporting, please consider a digital subscription or contribution. For more coverage, subscribe to our daily newsletter.

OCEAN CITY - As children across the state adjust to the new reality of remote learning, a teacher in Ocean City,  is taking a unique approach to keeping in touch with her students.

According to a release, Carrie Merritt, a first-grade teacher at the Ocean City Primary School, is making her students smile through the magic of the internet by reading a story each day while dressed up as one of the characters.

“Read Aloud” is one of Merritt’s favorite parts of teaching and she didn’t want it to end just because she can’t be in the classroom.  

By recording the Read Alouds each day and uploading them to YouTube, she’s able to not only engage the students but also maintain some normalcy during very different times.

Get 'The Wrap', a new way to get the news.

We wrap up the news from the Shore you love, and deliver it to your inbox, weekly.