Kim Organ, a teacher at St. Mary’s for the last 16 years, rewarded her grades 3/4 students for achieving and exceeding their reading goals by letting them turn her into a human sundae. Photo by Paul Rodgers

Kim Organ, a teacher at St. Mary’s for the last 16 years, rewarded her grades 3/4 students for achieving and exceeding their reading goals by letting them turn her into a human sundae. Photo by Paul Rodgers

St. Mary’s teacher becomes human sundae as a reward to her students

Words, photo and video by Paul Rodgers

As adults it’s easy to take for granted the value of reading, and for children, sometimes reading isn’t perhaps overly high on their list of priorities. Kim Organ, teacher at St. Mary’s for the past 16 years, has come up with a unique incentive to keep her kids on track to becoming dedicated bookworms.

“We really want to make sure that reading is a lifelong habit,” said Organ. “So we set up a goal where they had to read 30 minutes a day and in May we kind of doubled that so they had to read 40 minutes or more a day and they had to record it on a reading log. And if every student did that they got to turn me into a human sundae and every student met or surpassed that goal, some students reading more than an hour a day, just on their own free time.”

Not sure what a human sundae looks like? Watch below:

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