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Read for the Record 2011

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The St. Francis Grade School student body, faculty, and staff at the "Read for the Record" program.

St. Francis Elementary School participated in the annual "Read for the Record" program on Thursday, October 6th, 2011. The entire student body, faculty, and staff participated in the morning activity. The "Read for the Record" program was introduced by Jumpstart in 2006, and St. Francis Community Schools have participated every year. The "Read for the Record" program encourages the introduction of reading to children. Each year a book is selected to be read across the world on the same day. NBC's Today Show has participated since the program's inception by reading a children's book to a national audience. Some of the books read in recent years are: The Little Engine That Could (2006), The Story of Ferdinand (2007), Corduroy (2008), The Very Hungry Caterpillar (2009), and The Snowy Day (2010).

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During the 2010 "Read for the Record" program, 2,057573 participants read The Snowy Day on the very same day. This year, Mr. Carmichael, St. Francis Elementary School principal, read the book Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney to the gathering of students, faculty, and staff. Students were encouraged to were red for the day. Everyone seemed to enjoy the program.

Before Llama Llama Red Pajama was read, the sixth grade students told younger students about one of their favorite books. Two girl winners and two boy winners will be selected from the book reviews given by the 6th grade students. The girl winners will cheer with the high school cheerleaders at the football game on Friday night against Oakley. The two boys winners will lead the team on to the field and be on the sideline during the game. All students did a wonderful job with their book review.

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