Thursday, February 15, 2018

2018 Read-a-thon!

Our theme is Reading is SNOW Much Fun!  With chilly temps and fewer hours of daylight, February is a perfect time to curl up with a good book and Read!  Read!  Read!  Our Read-A-Thon will run from Friday, February 23rd, to Thursday, March 1st.

 There will be lots of exciting events going on during the Read-a-Thon including Mrs. Bruenger’s, Library Media Specialist, Book Reviews.  Students that participate in the book reviews are eligible to receive one of the free books raffled off each day for a student in k-2 and 3-5.  Also on tap is a special visit for each grade by Karlyn Coleman, author of Where Are All the Minnesotans?, and numerous guest storytellers. 

How does the Read-a-Thon Work?
  1. The students obtain pledges (either per minute of reading or a flat amount).  All proceeds from the Read-a-Thon go to support our teachers and school. Cash, check, and on-line are accepted. On-line payments are a great option for those who don't live locally, but want to support your students’ school.
  2. Read, Read, Read!  Any time spent reading outside the classroom counts.   Students record the minutes they read each day. Logs will be tallied daily in each classroom. Please make sure your child brings the reading log to school each day.  We will add up all reading that occurs outside of school from Friday, February 23rd, through to Thursday, March 1st (7 reading days!).   On Friday, we’ll do our final tallies in anticipation of celebrating our Read-a-Thon success.
  3. The classroom in each grade that logs the most reading minutes will receive a special “Reading Champion” recognition on their classroom door.

2018 READ-A-THON At a Glance:

THURSDAY, 2/22         Read-a-Thon packets go home
FRIDAY, 2/23                Reading logs start (outside of school hours)
MONDAY, 2/26             Pajama Day 
TUESDAY, 2/27            Warm and fuzzy hat day & Guest storytellers
WEDNESDAY, 2/28     Dress your best & Author visit    
THURSDAY, 3/1           Dress as your favorite book character
FRIDAY, 3/2                  Spirit Wear, All Pro Dads Reading Event, Final minutes tallied & Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss
MONDAY, 3/5               Spirit Assembly & announcements of our Read-a-Thon success!
WEDNESDAY, 3/7        All sponsor money is due (but can be turned in earlier)

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