Friday, January 16, 2015

Reading Their Way To the Goal Line

The footballs show how far each grade made it by reading more books.

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by the Pottstown School District.

The collective efforts of Pottstown Middle School fifth and sixth graders enabled them to score a touchdown in a recent reading challenge. 

In order to cross the goal line and receive recognition, students had to log over 800 hours of at home reading. 

The fifth graders not only scored the touchdown but made the point after touchdown by logging over 1,247 at home reading hours. 

5th Graders Michael Lilick, left, and Shawn Hewitt get their snacks 
as part of their reward for helping put the grade past its reading goal.
Combined with the sixth grade effort, over 2,000 hours were achieved. 

As a reward, students were invited to the auditorium where they viewed the movie “Akeelah and the Bee.” They were served popcorn and drinks by the middle school Intervention Team, which sponsored the event.

The team consists of Lisa Kolb, Rebecca Wyatt, David Mabry, Kerry Kline, Matt Blute, and Assistant Principal David Todd.

Fifth and sixth grade Principal Matt Boyer said, “One of the goals at the middle school is to encourage our students to read and to develop a love of literature, the reading incentive program started by the Intervention Team was designed to motivate fifth and sixth grade students to read more books at home."

"A large number of our students bought-in to the program and were able to qualify to attend our reward movie," Boyer said.

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