KIMBERLY, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - Kimberly Elementary is one of five elementary schools in Idaho that qualified for a hot air balloon visit from CapEd.
The Read to Rise program put on by the credit union encourages students to read over the summer and log their minutes.
The schools that read the most received a visit and hot air balloon demonstration.
Kimberly Elementary students read about 109,000 minutes over the summer.
Principal Megan Garner tells KMVT on average, approximately 900 students each read about 150 minutes over the summer.
"This is a reminder that we can focus on those opportunities regardless of the incentive behind it, because we do want kids to love reading and to really enjoy that part of their education," she said.
Although the weather did not permit the hot air balloon to inflate Monday morning, the kids still seemed excited to see the balloon itself.