Published on September 16, 2019
This summer over 100 students at Kissel Hill Elementary were encouraged to participate in the Summer Reading Challenge. This year’s theme was "Reading is out of this world!"
In order to participate students colored in twenty planets on their bookmark, which represented 15 minutes of reading for each planet colored in. In addition to reading, students completed 10 game board activities, which ranged from designing their own solar system and labeling it to reading with a buddy that they could take to space.
“As a new reading specialist in the district, I am thrilled with the amount of hard work and participation that the Kissel Hill students put into this challenge,” stated Mrs. Kylee Pastal. “It is wonderful to see how excited they are about reading and I can't wait to work with an amazing group of students.”
Mrs. Pastal stressed the importance of students continuing to read even when they are not in school.
“Summer is a wonderful time to relax and enjoy a much-needed break, however, to help students avoid the 'summer slide' it is very important that they continue to read all summer long. This program helps them be prepared for the school year, and keeps them learning and engaged as a learner throughout the summer.”
Congrats to all the Kissel Hill summer readers!