The students who read the most books at Cooks Corners Elementary School by participating in the “Fired Up for Reading” program will get to ride to school in a fire truck. Fire Chief Chad Dutz said he wanted to connect with school children in a positive way. It’s a way for them to see how important reading is.

Cooks Corners Elementary School second-grader Carson Kinsey’s eyes literally lit up with joy when he thought about the possibility of riding on a bright red fire truck simply for doing something he loves anyway, reading a good book.
~Carmen McCollum

Students who read the most will ride a fire truck to school.

Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas said he thought it was a good way to promote reading. The students will be able to read the books of their choice and at their level. One second-grader, Carson Kinsey got excited about the possibility of riding on a fire truck just for doing something he loves anyway.

Key Takeaways:

Cooks Corners teachers are getting creative to inspire students to read.
Students are excited at the possibility of riding on a fire truck as an incentive for reading.
Administrators would like to expand the program to other schools if it is successful.
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