Read, read, read!
Our Jazz reading contest is in full swing, and our kids are doing great! Our AM class is in 2nd place in the school, and our PM class is in 6th place! Please keep reading DAILY, and be sure to record those minutes on the special Jazz Reading forms. Remember that there is a read-a-thon in the cafeteria on Tuesday and Thursday mornings before school for those who would like to get a few extra minutes!
The results of the Jazz Reading, as has been mentioned before, go far beyond the prizes and the recognition for minutes read. Children who participate and read daily really do sharpen skills in reading, vocabulary, and fluency. This is a great opportunity to really push for a short time a see some amazing results!
The regular homework of reading (or being read to) at least 20 minutes a day is of course still in place. For the contest, however, the classes (both AM and PM) have decided to step it up and go for an hour a day as a goal. That's seven hours a week! Times 50 students, that means 21,000 minutes a week!!! Go for it!!!
Of course, we need to remember to keep up with our other studies as well - math, sight words, spelling, etc. We have stellar kids - I know we can do this spectacularly!