Chandler kicks off new year reading

Chandler Woods Charter Academy students reading their favorite books.

Chandler Woods Charter Academy students were thrilled to kick off 2012 with a healthy, educational activity, so they celebrated the new year by curling up in their slippers with their favorite stuffed animals and comfy pillows for 2,012 seconds (approximately 34 minutes) of reading. The Young Five’s fifth-grade students (pictured) lined Chandler Woods’ hallways and gymnasium as they indulged in their favorite books for this school-wide silent reading activity.

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