Oakdale Elementary School fifthgraders spent Mond

first_imgOakdale Elementary School fifth-graders spent Monday celebrating after they plowed through a challenge from Tuscaloosa City Councilman Kip Tyner.Their goal? Read 50 books in just seven days. Their prize? A pizza party.“The principal, Dr. Lucile Prewitt, called and said ‘we’re doing a big reading challenge, would you be interested in sponsoring or making a challenge for one of the grades?” Tyner said. “She said they normally give out pens and pencils, and I said we need to go bigger than that. We need to have a pizza party.”In all, students went far above and beyond their challenge, reading more than 200 books. So of course they got their party.The entire school had a goal of reading 3,000 books, and Prewitt said students have already gone through more than double that amount.last_img read more