Aloha - Let's Read!

South Hamilton's elementary school is taking part in the Read a Million Minutes program designed to encourage students to read.  This year's theme is Aloha - Let's Read.  At the program kick-off there were Hawaiian shirts in evidence as principal Paul Hemphill explained the goal to read 200,000 minutes.  If the goal is reached, he explained, Mr. Paulsen has agreed to dye his hair blonde as the finale of the program.
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February 2nd was Drop Everything and Read day.  Another special day will be Read & Feed day (February 9) when there will be popcorn and a drink furnished while the students spend the last part of their day finding a comfortable place to relax and enjoy reading.  Read and Feed day was when students could bring pillows to help find a comfortable reading spot.  Popcorn and a drink was provided.

All Day Reader day was February 16, when there was continuous reading at a reading station.  Classrooms of students could stop by and listen to the stories being read.  The day's readers were provided by the booster club.

The program kick-off included a limbo contest with students pitted against teacher Staci Thompson.

Ticket to Paradise is when there will be tropical games and activities.  Students who have been participation in the Read a Million Minutes program will get a ticket from their teacher and be allowed to go to the gym to take part.

Following the kick-off celebration, all elementary students were given a Hawaiian lei to wear.

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