Students at Carr Elementary took part in a nationwide effort to "Read the Most Coast to Coast" on Friday, February 28. Carr students joined Renaissance Learning's challenge to break the record set last school year for the number of Accelerated Reader Quizzes taken in one day. The new one-day record is an amazing 4,987,949 quizzes!
Approximately 225 students took part in this shared effort. Students were able to visit the library and computer lab to take Accelerated Reader Quizzes all day long. Teachers read aloud to their classes and students read together in groups to meet the goal. A special Family Reading Night was held on Thursday, February 27, to allow parents to get involved and give Carr a jumpstart on their goal. The school's goal for the challenge was set at 250 quizzes. Carr Elementary students crushed that goal by passing 926 total quizze
"Read the Most Coast to Coast is a fun-filled event that enables our students to join with others across the nation to set a new record, all while engaging in valuable reading practice," said Katie Parr, Library Media Specialist "We are proud of our students. They were so excited to contribute to the national quiz count and to see the totals tracked in real time on Renaissance Learning's website. Students were thrilled to participate in this event."
Assisting Parr with the Family Reading Night and the special AR Day on February 28 was Alisha Lofton, a fourth grade teacher at Carr.
Last year over 30,000 educators participated and students shattered the previous record of 4,409,622 quizzes taken.