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 Last month Vicbowin came home with a note from school (I might have mentioned all this) regarding a reading challenge they were going to be having for 'I Love to Read Month.'

Challenge: If the student body (2-5th grade) could read an accumulated 50k minutes in one month, then the top reader in each grade would get to throw a pie in the principals face.

This caught my precocious little girls attention and she was determined to win the top reader in the 2nd grade.

Her class was determined to beat her.

Well, being who she is--as stubborn as a mule and as determined as a tiger--Vicbowin set out to achieve her goal.

Every night she read (admittedly she already reads every night, but we did give her a little lee-way with our 9PM lights out rule) and every morning we figured out how many minutes and wrote it down.

The time came to add up the monthly total. . .

3,595 Minutes

Proud as a peacock she took her paper in to the school.

We waited a week and then half of the next before Vicbowin told us the results.

Over the intercom they announced the top readers for each grade.

"And for 2nd grade, from Ms. S's class--Vicbowin."

Her class screamed in delight. Her teacher clapped her hands to her mouth. I'm sure Vicbowin beamed.

We rewarded her by letting her stay up till 11PM, but she is still waiting for the real reward... being able to throw that pie.

I wish I could be there. I'm so happy that she accomplished her goal. What a girl she is. What a lesson to learn and I only feel slightly bad for the faculty members who came up with that idea... if they'd known my daughter was involved they might have thought twice. :)

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Incidentally Vicbowin has decided she no longer wants to be a zoologist. She wants to be a librarian instead.



Comments

Polly Blevins said…
great job vicbowin. I am proud of her...not surprised though.
Mrs. Perkins said…
Yea for future librarians!!

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