Earlier this week students at Northmont Elementary School were in for quite a treat. Susy Navarro’s fifth grade class were winners of the San Diego County Office of Education’s “Read Like a Pro” contest for reading over 32,000 pages from books they read independently from the classroom. Their reward? Cory Spangenberg paying them a visit to read them “H is for Home Run” by Brad Herzog.
Spangenberg, along with the Friar mascot and the “Pad Squad” were a huge hit with the students. They gave out food, baseballs, blowup bats, pens, pencils, erasers movie tickets and tickets to the San Diego County Fair donated by Mission Federal Credit Union and The Mighty 1090. Also the students will get to see Spangenberg in action on June 16th against the Oakland A’s.
Contests like this are a great way to motivate students to read and to learn. Hopefully this visit will leave a lasting impact on these young students and it help strengthen their love for reading.
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