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Reading As An Olympic Event

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As the nation moves on from the super bowl, one local elementary school is incorporating an even bigger sporting event into their education.

Melinda Bolton has more on this reading program.

This week as the Winter Olympics begin in Sochi, some local children will be paying special attention to the opening ceremonies. You see, Roosevelt Elementary held their own.

(Caleen Larson, Roosevelt Elementary) "Every year we have reading month and this year's theme is to coincide with the winter Olympics. And we thought that would be a nice little connection together."

And the kids are kicking off the Reading Olympics in the traditional fashion.

(Caleen Larson, Roosevelt Elementary) "We are having a parade of the countries, where we have flags and the kids will all be bringing theirs in during the national anthem for their country."

As part of the Reading Olympics, Students will get visits from special guests including the M-S-U hockey team while they keep track of the scores in Russia.

(Caleen Larson, Roosevelt Elementary) "We'll be following their medals, their medal count every day. We'll be putting gold silver or bronze on a wall that we have underneath their countries flags."

Children or teachers who win any of the various contests going on throughout the month will receive school related prizes. It's a gold medal month for Roosevelt Elementary. Melinda Bolton, KX News.

Like the actual Olympics, the reading events at Roosevelt Elementary will last all month long.

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