Monday, December 12, 2016

When You Can Have Your Pie and Read it Too

Photos Courtesy of Pottstown School District
Luna Davilia, Lincoln fourth grader, prepares to launch a pie at her principal, Calista Boyer.

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

The students at Lincoln Elementary School understand that readers become leaders. 

Lincoln Principal Calista Boyer challenged her students to read 500 books by the end of the first marking period. 
Lincoln 4th grader Kailyn Pena is right on target with her pie.
Students not only met the goal but far exceeded it by reading 800 books during the first marking period.

All students who read at least 25 books became Lincoln Reading Stars and received a certificate along with a coupon for a free kid’s meal at Applebee’s. 

Their names were also placed in a lottery and Mrs. Boyer drew ten names of students who were designated as “pie delivery persons.” 

At a school-wide assembly, each delivery person had the opportunity to “deliver a cream pie” to Mrs. Boyer’s face.
Calista Boyer after
Calista Boyer before

The reading challenge was part of the “Books Are Your Ticket to the World" reading incentive program.” 

Lincoln students have a long history of exceeding every reading challenge they have been given.

Mrs. Boyer said, “I am more than happy to take part in any activity that encourages our students to become lifelong readers!”

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