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February 19, 2013

Danville South students turn principal into a ‘sundae’

DANVILLE — Being an elementary school principal can be a dirty job, especially if you challenge the students to read 1,000 books in two weeks’ time and offer them a “sweet” reward.

Danville South Elementary School Principal Tina Noe did just that, as part of a “We Love to Read Week” program, which culminated with last Friday’s event. For the reward, Noe allowed each student in her school to add a topping to her as they made her a “human sundae.”

Noe said she typically turns the week of Valentine’s Day into the “We Love to Read Week,” and got this year’s reward idea after researching ways to motivate her students.

Noe said her students read 1,060 books in the two-week period, which averaged out to about three books per student.

“I am so proud of you guys for reading over 1,000 books in two weeks,” she told the students after they had filed into the gymnasium.

With music playing, students lined up class after class, taking turns drizzling their principal with toppings like syrup, whipped cream, nuts, peanut butter, sprinkles, and any other ingredient that might go on a sundae.

After the program, which took about 40 minutes, Noe said she had no regrets and was happy she was able to motivate to her students.

“If I could inspire, or get kids to care about reading in any way, it’s worth it,” she said.

steven.penn@flyergroup.com

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