Elementary Students Wrap Up Reading Month

By: Kara Brown

Originally Published: April 5, 2013

Every March, Temple elementary students participate in a month of reading. This year the theme was “Blast Off with a Good Book”. Each student was given a 300-minute goal, and the classes had their group goals set as well.

While asking some students if they had reached their goals, fifth grade student Molly Killough said, “Yes, I read 1,400 minutes over my goal.”

In fact, the 3rd and 5th grade classes doubled their goal, and the 4th grade class tripled their goal by reading a total of 15,100 minutes!

All students who reached their individual goal participated in the grand finale on Thursday, March 28, where they played games, won prizes, enjoyed snacks, and had their faces painted.

To get further into the space theme during the month, third through fifth graders took a trip to the National United States Air Force Museum in Dayton, on Tuesday, March 26. They were able to learn more about spacecraft and airplanes as well as “space junk” during a movie at the IMAX theater.

Logan Wicker, 5th grade student, remarked, “My favorite part was seeing the tail wing of the B-17 Bomber.”

The reason Temple does Reading Month each year is to help improve the students’ reading skills by doing it in a new and exciting way.  Hopefully, the students found a greater appetite for reading during the month of March in addition to learning more about our solar system!