POMARIA — Pomaria-Garmany Elementary students celebrated surpassing their second nine weeks reading goal by getting chilly with it Thursday afternoon.
All students read 19,450 books for this past nine weeks exceeding their goal of 17,640, according to Christi Vinson, school media specialist.
The students gathered in the school’s gym to Chill Out and Read and have some fun watching teachers participate in a snowman relay race.
Students bundled up in scarves, mittens, gloves and winter hats to watch teachers compete in a snowman building relay. Principal Beth Brooks and Curriculum Coordinator Paige Graham were the snowmen being decorated.
The teachers were split between pre-kindergarten through second grade and third through fifth grade to see who could build a snowman fastest.
Students cheered for their team and cheered for their teachers to race to win.
Brooks also read a wintry book and students also received a hot chocolate packet to complete the theme.
The students are on a roll with their reading goals as they also exceeded their first nine weeks goal of 9,461 books. Their treat for the first nine weeks was a chance to see a Newberry biker group ride motorcycles. They also cheered on teachers as they rode on the bikes.
The school’s goal for the end of the year is to read 35,280 books.