The fifth graders at Refugio Elementary have been challenged this year to meet their individual accelerated 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, while an audience of over 100 fifth and sixth grade students watched.
Ms. McGuill gently raised her slimy friend and planted an inspiring reading kiss on the Prince’s lips.
At the end of the last six weeks, the kids will be treated to a Water Day at the city park.
“This teacher challenge has inspired the students to become independent readers,” said Anna Garcia, librarian. “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 travel to San Antonio’s Fiesta Texas for being the top readers on campus and serving as 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.