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Jackson and A2 Reading Challenge Gets "Thumbs Up"
Lynn Walters, Jackson and A2 principal,
"traveled" around the world during the
schools' latest reading challenge.
For each minute read, Walters was
able to travel one mile.
Walters stopped for a picture with her
flying gear on, while giving
her thumbs up to the students'
efforts during the challenge.

Jackson Elementary and A2 Charter School students were challenged to read for four weeks so that Principal Lynn Walters could travel around the world. For the reading challenge, one minute read was equal to one mile traveled.

During the first week of the challenge, the students read enough minutes so Walters was able to travel to Egypt. During the second week of the challenge Walters was able to fly to Bolivia. The students had accumulated enough minutes reading during week three to have their principal reach Thailand. Walters' destination during week four of the challenge was Kosovo, which is in Europe.

Prior to spring break, students were asked to read during their break, so that Walters would be able to make it back in time for school to begin on Tuesday, April 6.

The reading incentive challenge supported the schools' theme of Globally Learning in Harmony that was adopted for the 2009-2010 school year. Jackson ELL teachers, Kendra Ramaeker and Tammy Babler also supported the reading incentive by displaying different books and props about each continent in the front foyer hallway of Jackson and A2.

Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
April 5, 2010