Students in Mrs. Margaret Conlon’s 5th-grade class at Spuyten Duyvil School P.S. 24 in New York City took first place in the second week of a month-long reading marathon by posting nearly 22,000 minutes of reading in just seven days. Two other classes – Eileen Wickard’s 6th grade class from Palisades Middle School in Kintnersville, Penn., and Lindsay Sims 3rd grade class at Julian Newman Elementary School in Athens, Ala., – placed second and third, respectively with a combined total of more than 6,500 minutes. To date, more than 1,541 schools in all 50 states have logged more than 18 million minutes of reading during the month of March.
Developed by Learn2Earn, Whooo’s Reading is a platform that allows students to read fiction or nonfiction material while incorporating online game elements.
To compete in the 31 Million Minutes Challenge, students’ school or teacher must be using Whooo’s Reading. Teachers and students interested in registering can go to Whooo’sReading.org.