Promise to Students Has Local Principal, Librarian Blowing Hot Air - SLIDE SHOW

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Tallahassee, Florida- Mary 24, 2011 4:25 pm-

One Tallahassee elementary school's principal and librarian are making good on a promise they made to their students, and now they are headed to the sky.

The leaders of the 'Sealey Superstars' made a promise to their students, there had to be 75% accuracy for each grade level on their reading for them to take a hot air balloon ride.

The kids waited patiently, and cheered loudly as the tethered balloon went up.

Lenita Joe is the librarian at Sealey. She said, "They are excited, but the one thing they wanted is they want to go up, too in the hot air balloon. But they are excited about meeting their goal and reading, and that is what we are really excited about too."

The students chanted "higher, higher." Librarian Joe says they don't know how they will top this, but they will let the kids choose, next.

The students will be watching the movie "Up in the Air" to finish off their high-flying day.

** The hot air balloon was provided by one of the teachers at Sealey, who happens to be a hot air balloon enthusiast.**

Tallahassee, Florida - May 24, 2011 -

Sealey Elementary School's principal and librarian go up in a hot air balloon to keep their promise to students who met their accelerated reading goal. There had to be 75% accuracy for each grade level for the two to take the voyage.

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