Sunday, January 27, 2013

Heifer International Read to Feed

Our students (second - fifth) participate in the Reading Counts to encourage reading.  PTO provides incentive to reward those who get a certain number of points.  This year PTO decided to tie this reading program with Heifer International's Read to Feed program.  The goal was to get all students, kindergarten to fifth, involved in a reading program.  The goal was to read 5,000 books by the end of the year.  Having secured sponsors, each book read would be worth $1.00 to purchase an animal for Heifer International.  Kinders & Firsties earn dollars through read alouds and other grade-level reading activities. 

In order to extend the giving to our middle & high school students, the PTO put together a wonderful video starring students & teachers.  Click on the link below to view it on You Tube. 

PS  Since this video was made our students not only reached the year-end goal of 5,000 books read, but surpassed it by about 1,800 books!  (We are readers at our school!)  That being said, our year-end goal has been revised:  Can we read 10,000 books before June?  I think we can.  :-)  My own class has read enough books to purchase:  a trio of rabbits for $60, a flock of chicks for $20, a goat for $150, and have about $50 left to go towards our $250 water buffalo!  

Heifer International
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