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Arizona Coyotes Encourage Valley Students to Read Through Incentive Program
Monday , October 07 , 2019
Fox 10 Phoenix visited Desert Trails Elementary School third-grade teacher Sherri Skummer's class last week to highlight her students' participation in an Arizona Coyotes reading program for second- through fourth-grade children.
"They just do so much better when the program is starting; the prizes motivate them the competition to beat each other. It's amazing – the results," said Skummer. "We also have a goal minute (of) 88,000 minutes; we came up with that. We are going to read 88,000 minutes until March."
Reading is cool! The Arizona Coyotes Reading Program, in it’s 5th year, has inspired Sherri Skummer’s 3rd grade class from Desert Trails Elementary to read... a lot! They’re hoping to win prizes, tickets & hopefully, a visit from Howler! @ArizonaCoyotes @HowlerCoyote #Yotes pic.twitter.com/G9y3WZK9tV— Tom Fergus (@TomFergusFox10) October 4, 2019
According to Fox 10, the Coyotes' reading program, going on its fifth year, encourages kids to set reading goals, meet them, and be rewarded for their hard work.
The program allows teachers and students to record minutes read, submit monthly totals, and win serious prizes, including class visits from the team mascot, Howler, along with game tickets, pizza parties, and trips to tour Gila River Arena.