A School-Wide Reading ProgramEach year our school offers a school-wide reading incentive program. Students are challenged to read nightly for a specific number of minutes. Those who participate and return their signed reading logs each month earn privileges and rewards at school. If you missed my post about Hit the Books, you can read it here. To earn the privilege of attending the Bingo Bash, students had to complete the reading challenge for the past two months.
It's Reward Time!The assembly began in our auditorium with a baseball read-aloud, Mighty Jackie: The Strike Out Queen by Marissa Moss.
This is a true story of female baseball player, Jackie Mitchell, who made history in 1931 when she struck out two of baseball's greatest athletes, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. If you haven't read Mighty Jackie, check it out. This is a gem of a story that will capture the interest of boys and girls alike.
Let me hear you shout, BINGO!Next we moved to the cafe to play a serious game of bingo. Competition was intense as students played to win tons of great books and posters. A super time was had by all!
Our next reward is a movie matinee. Students who complete the challenge will earn a movie, popcorn, and a chance to win their favorite books.
I'd love to hear what your school does to promote independent reading at home. We are always looking for fresh new ideas to keep our students motivated to read.