Finally the reading challenge is over. I no longer have to think about all those dreaded AR points and taking tests every day. “Did you take your tests today?” “Have you taken your other test today?” “How many tests did you take today?” “Don’t forget to read tonight so you can take your tests tomorrow.” I am sure my kiddos are sick of my broken record. I am sick of my broken record.
Our principal was so proud. We made our goal. We are a reading school. We grow readers. We can really see the growth during this challenge he tells us. It really shows how much they love to read.
But does it really? Or does it just show that they love a challenge?
Whatever the reason I guess reading is reading. And read my kids did do. 421 points in our class alone. If you don’t know AR- our level of books are worth 0.5 points if they pass the test (80 or 100%). So what that tells me is that since January 25th my kiddos have read 842 books. I have 19 kiddos. That’s a lot of READING! I am very proud of my kiddos. My top reader had 44 points-88 books read in one month. WOW!
All in all we have 220 (+-) kids in our school. School wide we earned 4474 points. They will be celebrating with a fun day next Friday. I will get my kiddos something extra they deserve it.
And then we are back to the dull ol way of reading…creating story boards, book reports, reading responses, talking about books, acting out stories, retelling in new ways, making our own books…etc.
But shhhhhh don’t tell anyone… we’ve been doing that all along! J