LAKE LINDEN - It's been a busy month for seventh- and eighth-grade students at the Lake Linden-Hubbell School District.
About 86 students have logged 1,204 hours of reading as part of March Reading Month, said teacher Heather Heinz.
"The books are young adult literature, 160 pages or more, and are approved by parents at home," she said.
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The seventh- and eighth-grade classes at Lake Linden-Hubbell school pose with a sign reading 1,204 hours, marking how many hours around 86 students have logged as part of March Reading Month.
Students then log the time spent reading and parents sign off on the hours, she said.
Approved reading includes books geared for ages 12 through 18. Heinz said every two weeks, the students are required to turn in three hours of reading, however, many shoot over and beyond the requirement.
"There's rewards if they read above that," she said. "These rewards include tickets to the movies and prizes I've been handing out. They've been going above and beyond big time."
Before March ends, the students have one more due date when they will turn in the remaining hours they spent reading.
"We'll see how many more hours they log," she said.