SANDY CREEK (WSYR-TV) - Sandy Creek Elementary encouraged their students to read books at home, challenged their classes to keep track of how many books they read at home and the grade with the most books read would receive a special snow-inspired reward.
The first grade classes read the most books in the month of January and on Wednesday, Feb. 14th they received their reward: a snow day! But not the kind you would think. The students built snowmen with their teachers and principal in the courtyard at the school. To prepare for the day, the students worked together in teams to decide a theme for their snowman, their design plan and what they would need to complete the project. On the snow date, the students came equipped with snow gear and their supplies in hand. They all came together in the hallway outside their classrooms and the school principal Mr. Tim Filiatrault read them a story called “Snowmen at Night.” After the story, they all went outside to make their own creations in snow. Staff says it was a truly special day and a great way to celebrate reading.
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