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It is good to read every day of the week, but at Edgewood Elementary School “sundae” reading is fun for all with the possible exception of Principal Calista Boyer. As a reward for students taking a reading challenge from Mrs. Boyer and reading almost 6,000 books, Mrs. Boyer became a human ice-cream sundae complete with ice-cream, chocolate syrup, butterscotch syrup, bananas, whipped cream, and sprinkles. Students were selected one at a time to come up on stage and in front of a full class assembly help turn Principal Boyer into an ice cream sundae.
“Books Are Your Ticket to the World” is the Edgewood’s reading incentive program that asks students to read at least 25 books during the course of the year. Mrs. Boyer pointed out her strategy for encouraging reading, “This year I wanted to do something extra special to motivate students to read. Together with Mrs. Connie Belin, Mrs. Kerry Kline, and Mrs. Lisa Kolb we planned special events that I would do if students met their reading goals each marking period. We stressed to the students the importance of reading and how if you know how to read you will achieve. The students loved the ideas and it truly motivated them to read more and more books.”