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Go Wild About Reading!

Outline for 2016-17

Reading Celebration Outline 2016-17

Theme: Go Wild About Reading

 

What’s Happening:

 

Reading Goals: The goal of the reading celebration committee is to encourage students to read. Students will receive a certificate for their reading efforts and a chance to win a gift.  

  • Certificates will be distributed every marking period to students who meet their reading goals.

  • For every student that met their reading goal they will receive a Reading Tag every marking period.                                                                                                                  

  • Names will be drawn every marking period for prizes: 1st: Reading Tag;

   2nd: extra RIF book;

                                                                                                   3rd: book fair gift certificate;

   4th: Barnes and Nobles gift card

 

  • End of year prizes: Bikes (June drawing)

Reading Celebration Day each month (second Thursday)

  • Reading t-shirts

  • Drop Everything And Read - Time will be announced on Reading Celebration Days.  

  • Writing Celebration begins

 

RIF … Book Distributions

Special Events / Activities (see dates below)

Writing Celebration

Black and Gold Bookshelves (near recycling bins across from cafe)

Book It (Oct. – March)

 

Reading Celebration Activities: Participation is expected, however flexibility among grade levels is encouraged.

 

Sept. 15 – Reading Celebration Day: DEAR time; Share a favorite book; Rainforest Bookmark Day

Sept. 23 – Party for Summer Reading Challenge

October- Pre-Kindergarten start writing SSES “choose your own adventure” book

Oct. 13 – Reading Celebration Day: DEAR time; Read your friends’ shirt ; Write a reading message on a sticker

           day (variety of stickers will be provided)

November-Kindergarten continue  writing SSES “choose your own adventure” book

Nov. 10 – Reading Celebration Day: DEAR time; Wear new reading t-shirts

Nov. 10 – Reading Goals due

 

November 12 – Family Reading Partnership BookFest – Ithaca (http://www.familyreading.org/p-bookfest.htm)  

        “Books Naturally”: featured book Whose Tracks are These? by Jim Nail.

Dec. 8– Reading Celebration Day: DEAR time; wear reading t-shirts; Read a pencil day

January- First Grade continue writing SSES “choose your own adventure” book

Jan. 12 – Reading Celebration Day: DEAR time; wear reading t-shirts; Write to someone in your grade.

Jan. 27 – Reading Goals due

February- Second grade continue writing SSES “choose your own adventure” book

Feb. 9 – Reading Celebration Day: DEAR time; wear reading t-shirts;

March- Third Grade continue writing SSES “choose your own adventure” book

Mar. 2 – Read Across America / Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

Mar.9 – Reading Celebration Day – DEAR time; wear reading t-shirts; read about an animal.

April- Fourth Grade continue writing SSES “choose your own adventure” book

Apr. 7 – Reading Goals due

Apr. 13 – Reading Celebration Day: DEAR time; wear reading t-shirts

May- Fifth Grade continue writing SSES “choose your own adventure” book

May 11 – Reading Celebration Day: DEAR time; wear reading t-shirts

May 12 – Deadline for writing celebration

May 30 - June 5 – Book Fair

June 9 – Reading Goals due

June TBA-- Dance Parties

June 21- End of the year presentation / Summer Reading Kick Off; wear reading t-shirts (note ½ day of school)

T-Shirt Letter to Parents 2016

September 2016

Dear Parents and Families,

This year our reading theme is "Go Wild About Reading!" We will have many activities spread out over the course of the school year.  We also plan to raffle off several prizes during the course of the year to students who consistently meet the reading goals set by their teachers.

Once again, we want all students to have a t-shirt to celebrate this theme.  We will have designated days when everyone will wear their reading shirt and we will have special reading activities on those days.  Your child’s teacher may also ask the students to wear this shirt on field trip days to make it easier to see everyone that belongs together. Most teachers keep the shirts at school until the end of the year.

We are ordering the t-shirts for everyone, and we are asking parents to contribute $5.00 towards the cost of the shirt.  The Student Activity Fund will be used to pay the rest of the expense.

Please return the slip below with your $5 by Sept. 30th.

    (If you need more time then we will still accept money for shirts after this date.)

Thank you very much for your support of your child’s independent reading, and please see the attached outline of the fun activities that we hope will encourage our students to read!

                                                                                   

Sincerely,

                                   Mr. Rundell and The Reading Incentive Committee

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Student Name: ____________________________________

We have determined sizes by holding up examples to the students during library class.

Teacher Name: ____________________________________