O.P. Earle soars into reading, math

Published 6:39 pm Wednesday, October 3, 2012

“Soaring into Reading & Math” participants Melodi Finucan (left), Connor Brown and Mikey Wooten. Finucan and Wooten were the top two Math Facts Mathematicians, and Brown was the top reader. (photo submitted by Dawn Lynch)

O.P. Earle students who participated in “Soaring into Reading & Math” last summer recently were treated to a pizza party sponsored by the Landrum Library. Each child received a new book.
Mikey Wooten and Melodi Finucan won MP3 players for being the top two Math Facts Mathematicians with the most recorded math minutes, and Connor Brown received an MP3 player for being the top reader, with 6,950 minutes.
This past summer was the first time students were challenged to record reading and math minutes. Participating students spent part of their summer vacation reading and practicing math facts. In May, each student received a calendar to record their daily reading and math minutes, their computer time on Study Island, and any activity they attended of the Spartanburg County Public Library summer reading program. During the summer, 131 students recorded 61,004 minutes of reading. A record 120 students completed the summer reading program, “Dream Big” through the Spartanburg County Public Library. This was the highest percentage of students completing the program for a school the size of O. P. Earle in Spartanburg County. Students also worked on a 100-book challenge, completed activities such as dioramas and posters and wrote postcards from their vacation spots.
Students also practiced math facts for 16,628 minutes this summer. Next summer, O.P. Earle students plan to exceed the 2012 math record with a goal of 20,000 math minutes.
– article submitted by Dawn Lynch

“Soaring into Reading & Math” participants were treated to a pizza party sponsored by the Landrum Library. (photo submitted by Dawn Lynch)

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