“We even have them practice things like reading a book upside down,” Sieg said.

The curriculum is designed to accomplish five goals:

— Provide additional reading assistance to kindergarten through third-grade students.

— Reward and challenge the highest performing junior high students.

— Reinforce reading, studying and test-taking skills for the low-performing junior high students.

— Teach the use of newspapers.

— Build on the philosophy that “Lakewood is a Family.