Monday, December 16, 2013

Meadows Elementary Helps Set World Record



Meadows Elementary students helped set a world record! The children were part of a group of 2,462,860 people who read the book “Otis” earlier this fall. Jumpstart, a national early education organization that focuses on kindergarten readiness, initiated the Read for the Record campaign.  During this event, they sought to unite millions of readers to celebrate literacy by breaking the world record for the most people reading the same book on the same day. Meadows’ students helped achieve this goal by hosting Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Diane DeBacker, who read the book to the student body.
 “Otis” by Loren Long, is the touching story of a tractor who provides comfort and friendship to a young calf on a farm. Its message of friendship made it an enjoyable story for millions of students, and Meadows Elementary was honored to have Dr. DeBacker share it with our youngsters.