Thursday, April 21, 2011

KSL & Reagan Reads

Elisabeth has been participating in the Reagan Reads program at her school. Her goal every month is to be the first one in her class to be part of the 500 Club, which is a group of kids that read 500 minutes every month. Ellie has been a member of the 500 club every month of this school year. They get rewards like free miniture pizzas from Pizza Hut, an ice cream from McDonalds, or a hamburger from Burger King. Her reading abilities have really picked up since January and it has been nice to see the progress she is making!

Yesterday KSL's Chopper 5 paid a visit to Reagan Academy since it is one of the top schools in the state for the number of minutes tracked on KSL's Read Today program. Ellie was chosen by her teacher to be one of the "greeting group" of students that got to go meet the Easter Bunny. She was SO EXCITED to be chosen. At dinner last night we were talking about how her day was at school and she told me all about the helicopter and meeting the Easter Bunny. I told her that when I was in school that I didn't ever get to do anything that cool. Jake piped up and said when he was in elementary school he was able to meet Govenor Bangeter. Ellie was very unimpressed. "Dad, that is no where near as cool as meeting the Easter Bunny!" Apparently meeting a fictional character outranks the leader of a state.

All of that aside, having this visit and seeing herself on tv last night made Ellie even more motivated to keep working on her reading. This is a great program that KSL offers to the kids!


Lisa said...

Stephanie, I never got to chat with you on Friday! I saw you as we were coming in, and then I don't know what happened! I hope all is well and good luck in the coming days with that new baby! You are so close to the end!

likeschocolate said...

Congratulations on your new addition. It looks like only a couple more weeks. Wishing you an easy delivery.

Jenna said...

Hi Ellie,
My name is Jenna and I came across your blog. Ellie that is so cool that you get to do all those neat things. U are very lucky and I am so happy that the program has helped ur reading.

Hi Nathan,
You are an amazing, courageous, strong and determined fighter. u are a brave warrior, smilen champ and an inspirational hero. I was born with a rare life threatening disease, and I love it when people sign my guestbook.