Read for the Gold
Montandon students are reading for the Gold!
Each student’s goal is to read at least 15 minutes each night for 14 nights. Parents are being asked, please sign and record minutes on the reading log each night that their child reads at home. Students are to return their reading log to school by Friday, February 21st so Mrs. Smith and Miss Welliver can total the minutes read.
Each grade is being challenged to read to earn Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals. The reading incentive started Friday, February 7th after our opening ceremony and goes through Friday, February 21st.
Each day during our Read for the Gold Reading Challenge, an Olympic question will be posted in the school’s lobby. This will allow for the students to learn fun facts about the Olympics. Students who answer the question correctly will be entered into a drawing each day to win a small prize. They may need your help to research the question.
The following students won the Olympic Questions of the day:
Mrs. Smith was spokesperson during the Opening Ceremony.
During Montandon’s Opening Ceremony, each grade made their own classroom flag to represent their classroom in the Olympics.
We had 2nd grade sing the Stars Spangle Banner to start the ceremony to get everyone in the spirit.
We also had two guest speakers; Ms. Martin (Kindergarten teacher), spoke of her experience when she was in the 1992 (in Barcelona, Spain) and 1996 (in Atlanta) Summer Olympics, representing her home country South Africa. She competed by doing cycling. As Ms. Martin spoke of her memories of her Olympic experience she said, “There’s not a day that I don’t feel the Olympic spirit burning in my heart.” She set a challenge to encourage the students, with the overall winner, winning the opportunity to race against her outside in the back recess area. (At a later date)
As well as Heather Reitz (1st grade teacher), told a story about her father-in-law LeRoy Reitz who was an official Olympic torch bearer during the 2002 Winter Olympics held in Salt Lake City. LeRoy carried the torch 0.2 miles. An important message was given when LeRoy finished his carrying of the torch, “This flame went out, but don’t ever let the flame go out of you.” LeRoy’s grandson Ely Reitz carried his grandfather’s Olympic torch during Montandon’s Winter Olympic Opening Ceremony.
During the closing ceremony on Friday, February 21st the students with the most minutes will be awarded medals. We thank the parents for encouraging reading every day and for helping their child’s class reach for the Gold!!
Closing Ceremony to Montandon's Olympic Reading for the Gold!!
Each grade/classroom was challenge to see who could read the most during the 14 day reading challenge.
During our closing ceremony three students from each classroom were awarded a medal for either Gold, Silver or Bronze.
Gold Medal- Elizabeth Schrock
Bronze- Joshalyn Bobb
Gold Medal- Leiff Knight
Silver- Adam Kerstetter
Bronze- Kaitlyn Erb
Gold Medal- Nevaya Haines
Silver- Carmine Dicostanzo
Bronze- Tyler Ulrich
Gold Medal- Lorelei Klobe
Silver- Allasandra Dicostanzo
Bronze- Kiera Nickles
Gold Medal- Eben Moore
Silver- Alysa Paige-Miller
Bronze- Cole Parker
Gold Medal- Zander Tallent
Silver- Wyatt Swallow
Bronze- Gage Mounts
Gold Medal- Cailyn Hollenbach
Silver- Alexis Sanders
Bronze- Trace Witter
Gold Medal- Alexis Shade
Silver- Mackenzi McBride
Bronze- Aaliyah Myers
Gold Medal- Zoe Paul
Silver- Kaitlin Mathias
4th Grade- Won the Gold Medal with a total of 18,477 minutes read
5th Grade- Won the Silver Medal with a total of 8,828 minutes read
2nd Grade- Won the Bronze Medal with a total of 6,600 minutes read
1st Grade- Won 4th place with a total of 5,247 minutes read
3rd Grade- Won 5th place with a total of 3,563 minutes read
Kindergarten- Won 6th place with a total of 3,494 minutes read
The students ended their Closing Ceremony with the singing of the Stars Spangle Banner.
As previously promised during our Opening Ceremony, to our top reader to the reading challenge.
Alexis Shade was the top reader in the challenge for Reading for the Gold. She read for an outstanding total of 12,000 minutes. She has won the bike riding challenge with an Olympian (Ms. Martin) when the weather gets nicer.
We thank our parents, for encouraging your children, with continuing to make reading important!!
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