KVNU spotlights excellent readers

KVNU's Will Feelright with Cari Bodily's fifth-grade class.  Students in her class were spotlighted for reaching their reading goal's, during the month of January.

LOGAN – News Talk KVNU spotlighted a class of fifth-grade students at Adams Elementary School in Logan, Monday morning. The students were the winning class in the “Owl Olympics,” a program that promotes reading.

Cari Bodily is their teacher and said during the past month, almost all of her students read at least 20 minutes each day.

“They read non-stop,” said Bodily. “They read a huge variety of books and love to talk about books. We often have to stop talking about books to do other things in class.”

“They are great kids, they work super hard,” said Bodily. “They have kind of figured out already that being good readers and working hard in school is going to be their ticket to survival as well as success as an adult. They are an absolute pleasure to work with here at Adams.”

The “Owl Olympics” began in January and was planned by the school’s Literacy Coach Carla Randall.

Randall said since the school’s mascot is the owl and the Olympics are coming up, they decided to combine the two and call it the “Owl Olympics.”

Each day in class, the students report on how long they have read. At the end of the week, the students who have read each day participate in the “March of the Champions,” where they parade through the school halls together.

Bodily’s fifth-grade class had the most students read during the month of January.

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