Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Kids Read 12,235 Minutes In A Million Minute Marathon

West Glades Elementary Celebrates Literacy Week

LABELLE, FL. -- West Glades School joined schools across the state last week that participated in the sixth annual Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! event. 

On Friday, January 17th, Pat Dobbins-Administrator/Health Officer of the Florida Department of Health in Glades and Hendry Counties presented a comic book lesson to third and fourth graders about Iron Man and the Habit Heroes. 

This introduced students to a new way of thinking about healthy living by encouraging students to make a plan to hydrate, stay active, and snack on power foods. Thanks to the Florida Department of Health and Florida Blue, all students were given a copy of the comic book, as well as "Habit Hero" bracelets to remind them about healthy habits. 

It was a fun week and West Glades School achieved the state objective of promoting the enjoyment of reading with and to their students. Additionally, students took part in the Million Minute Marathon and read 12,235 minutes on Monday. This was sent to the state in hopes of exceeding 33 million minutes read statewide last year.

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