Columbia Cares for Kids Congratulates Keeauna F., the winner of the Kindle Fire HD from the 500 Minute Challenge drawing!
The final minutes are in and the winner is...
Jefferson City Elementary School District!!!
The Jefferson City District was the first to reach 1 million minutes in March (March 4-13th).
And they won for the most minutes read per student!
A total of 28 schools, consisting of 11,563 students participated in the “One Million
Minutes in March” contest. The combined total minutes read by both school districts was 5,110,238! That comes out to be 3,548 days, or 9.72 years worth of reading!
Total minutes for Jefferson City: 2,289,827 (535 minutes per student)
Total minutes for Columbia: 2,820,411 (387 minutes per student)
Grant Elementary School (Columbia) won for the most minutes per student. Their school read 258,144 minutes, which is an average of 970 minutes per student!
Mill Creek Elementary School (Columbia) won for the most minutes total: 587,601
Pioneer Trails Elementary School won for the most minutes read from Jefferson City, with 473,768.
Congratulations to all of the students who “read like mad”, and keep up the reading!
Minutes and Mascots is on a mission to help children and parents discover the power and excitement of reading. Mascots can serve as a positive role model for children, encourage pride in their school and community, and we believe they can also inspire children to read and write.
Research shows some of the most important things a parent can do for their children is to love them and read to them. Investing at least 20 minutes every day reading will provide countless benefits to them in school and for the rest of their life!
So head to the library, spend more time with your kids, find a good book, a quiet place, kick back, and read! It will make all the difference.
"Schools have tried many methods to help children read: there was phonetics, there was 'whole language,' there has been plenty of testing, but the real secret is children need to be read to, they need to be talked to, they need to be exposed to varied vocabulary before they can start to learn to read in kindergarten." – Author James J. Trelease