Reading for Dollars December
December Calendars Due January 7!
Reading for Dollars
In October we began a voluntary, at-home reading incentive program that will run from October through February. The intent of “Reading for Dollars” is to encourage and motivate all students to enjoy the wonderful world of books. Each third grader has been asked to read a "just right" book of their choice for at least 20 minutes 2-4 times each week.
Students should be reading books that are at their reading level, not too hard or too easy. Parent's read aloud time counts toward Big Bucks as does a third grader reading out loud to younger brothers and sisters.
This is an optional activity and will have no bearing on your student's grades. In the past, this program has been very successful in getting some reluctant readers reading, while still motivating and rewarding those who already have a love of reading. My hope is your children will enjoy their books, perhaps try something new and have fun in the process!
$$$The Big Bucks Store $$$
What really gets the kids motivated to read is not getting paid, it's getting to spend that money at the Big Bucks store! The greater variety of "merchandise," the greater the excitement.
If you would like to help out by donating items to our Big Buck store, it would be more than appreciated. If you are wondering what the children like--anything and everything! I purchase almost everything at the dollar store or Target's dollar section.They like toys of all sorts, pencils, bookmarks, notebooks, books, and on and on.
Donations of clean, gently used toys and stuffed animals are also appreciated.