Thursday, April 17, 2014

Students READ to ACHIEVE!

This year, students at my school had the opportunity to participate in Read to Achieve.  Read to Achieve is a program sponsored by the NBA to promote reading for kids.  The goal was for each student to read 500 pages by the deadline.  If they did, they had the opportunity to attend the Minnesota Timberwolves game for an after-school field trip!
I had six students participate and reach the goal from my class.  There were over 90 students total from our school!  So Friday after school, we fed the kids dinner, loaded the buses, and headed to the Timberwolves game.  It was a crazy fun time!

The kids could bring some of their own money, so you bet they bought every sugary thing they could get their hands on.  Cotton candy, slushies, candy, pop… you name it.

They were full of Timberwolves spirit!  My students were really good at watching the ball and knowing when teams scored.  Even though we were in the LAST row of the whole stadium.  :)

After the game, the kids got to go down onto the court and shoot a free-throw!

Even though we didn't get back to the school until almost 11:00 pm (where parents were waiting for pick-up), it was a good time had by all!  Go Timberwolves!

Most teams in the NBA support Read to Achieve, so check out the website to see if your local team has a program that your students can participate in!

Until next time,
- Miss Woodward


  1. I love this idea! Thank you for the info. I'm definitely going to check and see if the Atlanta Hawks participate in this!

    The Lesson Chef

    1. Hi Katherine! The teacher that put it together worked really hard to make it a great experience for the students. If the Atlanta Hawks have a program, you should definitely participate! The kids had a blast!



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