Friday, February 27, 2015

Read the Most & Van Allsburg Kick-Off

Today was the annual Read the Most from Coast to Coast event.  Students across the country have a read-a-thon to see how many AR quizzes can be passed in one day.  This has always been a fun day of reading.

On Wednesday the students were introduced to our Chris Van Allsburg author study project.  Van Allsburg is an award winning children's author who has 15 picture books that are perfect for fourth graders.  During the students' reading block today, they enjoyed these books in groups, trying to figure out the "twist" at the end.

I'd like to give a special thanks to the Anthony Wayne Education Foundation for helping to make this project possible.  Mrs. McMurtrie and I wrote a grant this school year so that we could both get three copies of each of his books for this author study.  Even though today most students only had a chance to read 2-3 of these books, this project will continue as part of our reading time over the next few weeks.

*** Scroll all the way to the bottom to see our grand total for today!

Mrs. Dressel's homeroom:


Mrs. Vanderstelt's homeroom:

Mr. Pransky's homeroom:

 Congratulations Team Mindcrafters!  We contributed 152 passed AR quizzes for the Read the Most from Coast to Coast Challenge for today!