Jumpstart’s Read for the Record is trying to engage more than 1 million children in reading Eric Carle’s classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Therefore, the kindergarten students at Alonzo F. Herndon Elementary have pledged to participate in and be a part of a record-breaking celebration of reading! Each kindergarten class will be read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Literacy Coach Marclette Ellison, then log onto www.readfortherecord.org and post their names as participants. In preparation for this event, the kindergarten teachers and paraprofessionals (Nelcena Holliway, Valerie Johnson, Lisa Miller, Chevela Greenway and Angela Wilder) have placed a “life-size” caterpillar on the kindergarten hall. This event will take place at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8.