Rocking Out to Reading

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The district believes that reading is an essential part of a student’s educational experience. Throughout the month of January, Reinhard students will be honing this important literary skill during the PTA’s monthlong Pick a Reading Partner event, themed “Rocking Out to Reading.”

This month’s goal is for students to collectively read 50,000 minutes. The PTA will keep tabs on the number of minutes as students read and fill out musical items, which are tallied prominently on a bulletin board in the hall. Throughout the month, mystery readers will also share their favorite books with students, and the PARP Patrol will be looking for students who are actively reading.

“The only way to become a good reader is to practice,” Principal Patricia Castine told the students.

To kick off the event, the students attended an assembly with percussionists Chet Doboe and John Doboe of the popular group Hip Pickles. Not only did the students listen to rockin’ music, select students participated in the Hip Pickles All-Star Drummers and the Pickle Mania Dance Sensations to celebrate their love of reading. Second-grader Jordy Kahn and kindergartner Matthew Phillip also shared their favorite books on stage.

 “I like to read because books give you ideas,” Matthew said.