MILLBURN, NJ - Katie Mattis' First Grade class won the grand prize for the NJ Devil's Stick-With-It reading incentive program presented by PNC. This flexible, four-week program encourages students to read each day, seven days a week.
As a class, they read close to 20,000 minutes. They earned the grand prize for the first grade in the state of New Jersey that included the team's mascot, N.J. Devil, hosting a pizza party for their class. The students received autographed items and bags filled with team memorabilia. The mascot enjoyed his morning at South Mountain School.
First Grade teacher, Katie Mattis, is very proud of her class and their love of reading. Today proved that reading can take you to amazing places! The class always talks about how reading gives us someplace to go even when we have to stay where we are.