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AlBrook teacher gets extreme makeover for 'I Love to Read'

How do you get elementary kids to read, read, read? Offer them a reward they can't turn down! During February, I Love to Read Month, AlBrook School's brave industrial arts teacher, Cameron Lindner, agreed to get a professional hair style and shav...

How do you get elementary kids to read, read, read? Offer them a reward they can't turn down!

During February, I Love to Read Month, AlBrook School's brave industrial arts teacher, Cameron Lindner, agreed to get a professional hair style and shave his beard if the elementary students turned in 300 reading coupons. Lindner had been growing his hair out since September.

Special guest stylist and AlBrook graduate Keri Tygeson from Cailin Deas Hair Salon in Cloquet came to AlBrook and performed the styling in the gym in front of 200 watching elementary students. She admitted to being a bit nervous and stated that she had never done a haircut in front of such a big audience.

When it was all over, Lindner was asked how he felt and he responded, "Cold!"

Each pink reading coupon represented 100 minutes of reading time. AlBrook students turned them in each Friday to be tallied. On their way to earning enough for the makeover, students also received prizes along the way, including a popcorn/lemonade treat, a bubble gum blowing contest, an ice cream treat, a coupon for a meal at the Old Country Buffet, and cupcakes. I Love to Read Month concluded with the haircut and an assembly for Read Across America. The top three readers in each class also got to wear the Cat in the Hat hats for the entire day.

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