Mrs. Nielsen's seventh grade students compete every term for top honors in reading. This term's reading champs are Pod 1 (periods 1 & 2). As a class they read 38,222 pages beating the next closest class by over 8000 pages.
Students choose their own individual reading books and set a personal goal every term. After competing a book, students create a project based on their reading. At the end of each term, pages are counted and the top total wins bragging rights for the next term. All told, Mrs. Nielsen's seventh graders read 87,855 pages in term 1. That would be the same as 439 two hundred page books!