It is truly amazing what kids can accomplish through the power of reading! On March 11th, Elizabeth School and St. Theresa School in Wabasca-Desmarais scored tickets to an Edmonton Oil Kings game after winning tickets through the Edmonton Oilers and Edmonton Oil Kings “Reading, Give it a Shot” literacy program. The “Reading, Give it a Shot” literacy program was developed to assist teachers inside and outside the classroom to help motivate and encourage their students to read.
For 10 years, students across Northland School Division have been participating in the program which encourages classes to read and enter for a chance to win tickets to an Oilers game or an Oil Kings game. In order for a class to read and enter for a chance to win tickets, students have to read a certain amount of minutes per month.
Although 600 minutes per month are required for grade 6 students, each child from Elizabeth School read 600 minutes! Grade 5 students from St. Theresa School had no problem surpassing 500 minutes. In December, grade 3 and 4 students from Grouard Northland School read their way to winning Edmonton Oilers tickets.