Fang had an incredible afternoon as he went to Guy B. Teachey Elementary school to learn all about the All-Star Reading program, which began this week. Above, Fang poses with Teachey Principal Ann Evans and a couple of students during the All-Star Reading program kickoff.
ASHEBORO – Fang returned to elementary school this week and learned quite a bit about the All-Star reading program at Guy B. Teachey Elementary School.
Fang first awarded medallions to the top stars of the Accelerated Reading program before Kellie Garcia, the school’s media specialist, outlined this year’s All-Star Readers program. The baseball-oriented concept has the school looking to read a combined 50,000 books over the course of the school year. If that number is obtained, all students will be treated to something special. As each base is reached – a base is reached by having 12,500 books for first, 25,000 for second, 37,500 books for third and 50,000 books to score a run – the students enjoy school-wide incentives such as Pajama Day, Music at Lunch Day or Tiger Ticket Day.
Each class is in a competition with the other classes in that grade level and monthly prizes will be awarded throughout the year. Members of the Asheboro Copperheads will come to Teachey and eat lunch or perhaps take part in recess with winning classes.
The classroom which reads the most books at the end of the school year will win a special night with the Asheboro Copperheads as each boy and girl will be introduced onto the field with a Copperhead player prior to a home game.