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Pence students 'Read Across America'

Pence Elementary School principal Angela Jones, left, and teacher Cole Boatright were turned into ice cream sundaes earlier this month by their students.
Pence Elementary School principal Angela Jones, left, and teacher Cole Boatright were turned into ice cream sundaes earlier this month by their students.

Pence Elementary School principal Angela Jones, left, and teacher Cole Boatright were turned into ice cream sundaes earlier this month by their students. Pence Elementary School participated in Read Across America Week in early March. Each day represented a different Dr. Seuss book with various days to dress up. Monday - Fox in Socks Day - Wear your silliest or mismatched socks, Tuesday - Green Eggs & Ham and the Grinch Day - Dress in Green, Wednesday - The Sleep Book - Wear your PJ’s to school, Thursday - Cat in the Hat day - wear your favorite hat, Friday - Character Day - Dress up as your favorite character from a book. Pence Elementary students were challenged to read 1,500 books or chapters. If the students reached their goal, the top readers from each class would get to turn Principal Angela Jones into a human ice cream sundae. By Thursday of that week, they had reached their goal. Pence Elementary students were then challenged to read 2,500 books or chapters to also make Mr. Boatright into an ice cream sundae. Pence students read a total of 2,641 book/chapters for the entire week.