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I Love to Read


Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

February was a very busy month at Fillmore Central Elementary with it being “I Love To Read Month”. The kids were buzzing with energy for reading and fun!

Fillmore Central Community Ed, Fillmore Central Schools, and area businesses partnered up to encourage a reading program for kids in our area. Fillmore Central Schools has celebrated this event for years during the month of February and this year was no exception. To create more adventure, this year’s theme was “Winter Olympics” to follow suit with what was going on in Sochi. The month consisted of not just reading but several activities and dress up days. Each classroom was assigned a country that was participating in the Winter Olympics and then the classes made flags to carry at the opening ceremony and kept track of all of the medals received by their country in the actual Olympics.

There was an Opening Ceremony, Olympic Games performed, Wednesdays were dress up days and Thursdays was SQUIRT (Super Quiet, Uninterrupted Reading Time). The school wide goal was 100,000 pages K-6. Preschool kids had their own goals of 200-400 minutes being read to them during the month.

The local businesses that partner up with us on this incentive program offered prizes, Preston bucks, discount in stores, meals at restaurants and goodies. Rewarding reading accomplishments with awards, praise and recognition was the goal of the program.

Title I, teachers and Community Education at Fillmore Central worked together to develop a goal depending on the age group and reading levels of the students.  This goal was set at an expectation that we would love to see all kids reach. Once the students reached their reading goal on their reading log, they were offered an added incentive from area businesses.

Set Goals:

3/4 & 4/5 Preschool has a goal of 200 minutes

K-2 has a goal of 300 minutes

3-4 has a goal of 400 pages 

5-6 has a goal of 600 pages

In the month of February there were 229 students that turned in reading logs! Although “I Love To Read Month” is over, the incentive program is not. Area businesses are continuing to offer the added incentive through the month of March.  

Thank you to families, Fillmore Central teachers and businesses for your time, interest, and involvement on this great incentive program for the students.




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