It was a one-week challenge teachers presented to student at Loveland Elementary School (LES): read a total of 100,000 minutes by the end of Friday, March 15.
“This was a power reading exercise for the children – we even pitted classroom against classroom to up the ante – and offered a pizza party to the class with the highest total,” said Jennifer Forren, LES principal.
Students also participated in a coin drive during Right to Read Week. The money raised will help purchase books for the LES library, classrooms, and students.
“This is a real win-win project for LES,” said Forren. “Scholastic matches every dollar collected with one book given to one of two nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping children, families, and teachers acquire books and educational resources.”
In addition to power reading and coin collecting, students began every morning of Right to Read week listening to a snippet of a book during the announcements. Students who guessed the title of the mystery book were entered in chance to win prizes.
“We also had a daily theme, which was a great way to get everyone involved,” said Forren. “I’m really proud of my team for putting so much thought into making this week one the students will remember. The goal was really to get students excited about reading, and at the end of the week we can safely say it was a mission accomplished.”
Photo caption (L to R): LES students Mia Harper, Abbie Miller, and Mia Carver