Tuesday, June 23, 2015

June 9, 2015

This school year has raced by and we can hardly believe it is almost over. On Friday, May 29, we held our Accelerated Reader Year-End Celebration. Our theme for this school year has been “Soaring Higher With Reading!” That's exactly what we did. We were fortunate enough to have Randy Lee of Carolina High Hot Air Balloon Company, from Benson, NC bring the “Spellbound Spirit II” hot air balloon to us at school. All students who met their year-long reading goal came to a demonstration and information session about hot air balloons and later enjoyed balloon themed games during the AR Fun Day. It was an awesome experience and we still can't quite get over how big the balloon was. We learned that the colorful, upper part of the balloon is called the envelope and that it can hold 105,000 fully inflated regulation size basket balls! 163 students met their Accelerated Reader goals and took part in the event. A very special thank you is extended to Mr. Lee for bringing the “Spellbound Spirit II” to us and to Mr. Jimmy Haynes and Mr. Larry Bullock, our custodians for stepping in to be Mr. Lee's crew and helping with the setup and breakdown of the balloon.

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