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Ms. McGuill kisses prince charming
May 15, 2009 | 327 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
If you can, read “Thank a teacher”, and that is what fifth graders at Refugio Elementary have done to their teacher, Judith McGuill. She has been challenging them all year to read. However, it will not happen until she fulfills her part of the challenge.

The fifth graders at Refugio Elementary have been challenged all year to meet their individual A/R reading goals, so they can reap the benefits. Mrs. McGuill has dyed her hair red, worn her clothes inside out for an entire week, and this past six weeks, she kissed her prince charming, and joining her was an audience of over 100 fifth and sixth grade students.

The audience enjoyed the amusing spectacle as Ms. McGuill gently raised her slimy friend and planted an inspiring reading kiss on the princes’ lips.

With one more six weeks left, students who accomplish their reading goal will be invited to a water day at the city park. This teacher challenge has inspired the students to become independent readers. Ms. McGuill challenges have motivated and increased the students’ reading skills, so they will be ready for the sixth grade next year.

Sixth grade teacher, Mrs. Levick, challenges her students each year, and they will soon be traveling to San Antonio’s Fiesta Texas because all year they have been the top readers on campus and have served as great role models for the younger students.

Refugio students can continue to read this summer by participating in the Refugio County Summer Reading Program at the County Library and take A/R tests. Next fall, students will be rewarded for their efforts.
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