Thanks to all who participated in the Read A Thon. We raised approximately $450 for new books. Michael Garno raised the most funds and will be accompanied by Declan Harbaugh and myself to Barnes and Noble next week after school. Those students who forgot their money today, will need to bring it in on Monday.
Friday, April 11th is the last day of the quarter and the final day to take AR tests. Students who do not have their goal achieved yet will be attending Lunch Bunch on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. I will be providing ice cream floats for those who make their goals, preferably on a day when the temps reach 90 plus degrees in the classroom. I really want all of the kids to be successful.
Food for Thought
- Students who don't read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to leave school without a diploma when compared to proficient readers. The number rises when those kids also come from poverty. ( The Annie E. Casey Foundation )
- Parents are key reading role models. High frequency reading parents are six times more likely to have high frequency reading kids. (2008 Kids & Family Reading Report)
Thank you for reading this blog. Please tell your child to see me for Google Gum on Monday.