Dawn Nielsen, Cedar View Teacher
Cedar View 4th grade classes are celebrating “March is Reading Month.” 4th grade teachers and students decided to use this opportunity to help our community by having a read-a-thon to raise money for our Cedar Springs Library. All of the reading will be done at school on March 15. It will be an “all day reading marathon”. Each student has a goal to raise $35. Half of all money raised will go to the library the other half will help the Cedar View PTO purchase needed items for classrooms. To encourage students to raise as much money as they can, teachers have agreed to have a “sing-off” for any class that reaches their total class goal of $1,000. Whichever class raises the most money will get to tell the other teachers what songs they have to perform. 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Nielsen said “Any opportunity that students have to laugh at and embarrass their teachers is worth their weight in gold to them!” One student in Mrs. Nielsen’s class is really rallying his class to win the competition so we can make Mr. Gregory sing “All the Single Ladies.” The Cedar Springs library has partnered with the 4th graders for the read-a-thon. They have offered to give a stuffed Red Hawk Mascot to each student who reaches their $35 goal. Having this read-a-thon is a great way to promote reading and let students learn about helping out in their community. If you are reading this article and would like to make a pledge to this cause, please contact any 4th grade student that you know or contact a 4th grade teacher at Cedar View Elementary at 616-696-9102.