Hitting the big 500

Medicine Bow Elementary students adds to total books read


April 29, 2020

Photo courtesy Courtney Priest

A window outside Medicine Bow Elementary School announces hitting 500 books read by 2nd-6th graders this school year.

At the beginning of the year, Medicine Bow Elementary School second through sixth graders had a goal to read 35 books a student by the end of the school term (See "Getting kids to read" on page 7 of the April 8 Saratoga Sun). Shelly Cooper, their teacher was surprised how quickly they hit their goal and the kids were in the process of going for a higher target when school shut down.

"I think it is amazing they hit 350 books," Cooper said of her 10 students. "We were well over 400 when school shut, but that did not stop them."

On Thursday, Cooper put up a sign in her classroom for the world...

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