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Why Did Students at Altamont Creek Spray Their Principal With Silly String?

All in the name of reading, of course! The kids also earned a dance party after surpassing their reading goal on the 'Accelerated Reader' program.

This past school year, Altamont Creek Elementary School set a goal of 43,000 Accelerated Reader (AR) points for students.

As it turns out, they demolished their goal by reaching 46,722 points! In total, the students read 37,207 books.

To celebrate, students did a brief schoolwide dance party dressed in their best "Walt Disney" clothes and the top 3 AR winners per grade level sprayed the principal, PJ Daley, with silly string.

The point breakdown by grade level was: 1st grade 3,008 points, 2nd grade 10,850 points, 3rd grade 9,007 points, 4th grade 10,093 points, and 5th grade 13,762 points. There were even three students who individually reached the 1,000 point club: Ashleigh Ward (5th grade) earned 1,108.7, Timothy Cowan (4th grade) earned 1,202.3 points, and Audrey Yang, a second grader, reached an astounding 1735.4 points!

Audrey's point total is the highest in both the school's and district's history. Principal PJ Daley congratulates all his student readers and the great accomplishment they achieved.  

Created by Renaissance Learning, Accelerated Reader is a software tool that assesses a student's reading level, suggests titles of books at that level, and then assesses whether a student has completed reading the book by asking a series of questions.

The software provides information to students regarding reading rates, amount of reading, and other factors related to reading.  For more information, please feel free to contact Library Media Specialist Suzie Sylvia (454-5575 ext 6838) or PJ Daley (454-5575 ext 6875).  

—Information submitted by Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Jody Amos June 17, 2014 at 03:14 PM
Dance party provided by Amos Productions!!!! ;-)
Jow June 17, 2014 at 03:38 PM
Did you play them any Tori Amos?

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