Students at Tilton School are encouraged to keep reading over winter break–and win prizes. (WHAV News photograph)
Tilton Tigers take note: School may be out for winter break, but that doesn’t mean students can stop learning. As part of a vacation program launched by Tilton Elementary School Principal Bonnie Antkowiak Thursday, students are able to earn “paw points” for each audio book they listen to while on break.
As part of the Tilton’s positive behavior intervention system known as PBIS, students in all grades are awarded “paws” for individual or entire class efforts, such as attendance or adherence to the school’s “ROAR” motto. Once a certain number of paws are accumulated, students may exchange them for prizes. December prizes included swapping 20 paws to wear pajamas for the day or enjoying a candy cane in exchange for 10 paws.
“We know Tigers are always up to a challenge. Keep reading and believing and your success will only grow!” Antkowiak told WHAV in a message for students.
The first eligible book is “Quackenstein Hatches a Family,” with audio read by actress Kristen Bell. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE STORY.
To earn paw points for reading over winter break, students must write a paragraph summary on a book listed on the “Tiger Tilton” Facebook page and turn it in to Antkowiak when school resumes Jan. 2.