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Be a Champion and Read: Gearing Up for the Iron Bowl

The Alabama Education Association is taking advantage of the built-in hype that surrounds the Iron Bowl with Be a Champion and Read, an effort that encourages  K – 8 public school students to read eight level-appropriate books by October 31st.  

Of course, students have to pick a team, but haven’t you been guiding that decision all along? They complete an entry form listing the books they’ve read, you sign the form, and the teacher submits a postcard entry for them by November 4th, 2011.

This isn’t just for braggin’ rights. Students who complete the challenge are entered into a drawing for tickets to the Iron Bowl with two guests (that’s YOU, mom & dad) in either the Alabama or Auburn hospitality room – there will be one winner per team - and a visit to the field during pre-game activities. Tell me that isn’t worth setting aside some family reading time! 

Teachers also have skin in the game. Two participating teachers will each win $1,500 for their classrooms, and schools with at least 70 percent participation will be entered in a drawing for a $5,000 prize for the school library.

When your teacher sends home the materials, tell your kid(s) to pick a team and get crackin’ on the books.


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