Our school is participating in a fun reading project: the Read for the Rockland Boulders’ Record Reading Challenge, sponsored by the Rockland Boulders, Scholastic Book Fairs, Active International and NY’s 529 College Savings Program. This Reading Challenge unites students from Rockland and surrounding counties in an attempt to establish a habit of independent reading at home.
The Reading Challenge begins Monday, April 1, 2019 and concludes Thusday, April 18, 2019. The following are the prizes that will be awarded for certain milestones:
o Single – read at least 400 minutes: A participation certificate plus 2 tickets for a specified Boulder’s game.
o Double – read at least 600 minutes: A participation certificate plus 4 tickets for a specified Boulder’s game
o Triple – read at least 800 minutes: A participation certificate plus 4 tickets for a specified Boulders game plus an additional 4 tickets for any Boulders home game on a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday in August.
o Home Run – read 1200 or more minutes: A participation certificate plus 4 tickets for specified Boulder’s game plus 4 tickets for any Boulders home game on a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday in August and first pitch at a specified Boulder’s home game with T-Shirt.
o Top Overall Reader: recognition at a Boulder’s game on field, autographed baseball and photo with manager and Boulder Bird.
*Student prizes are as listed and not cumulative.
*All Ticket vouchers will be dated for June 18th OR 19th at 7:00 pm (you choose your game)
*First pitch opportunity June 18th or 19th (choose 1).
Students will be given a Rockland Boulders log sheet the number of minutes read outside of school each day MUST be recorded and signed by a parent or guardian. Students should return their reading logs to the library on April 4th, April 11th and April 18th. Please be sure to sign your child’s reading log. No logs will be accepted after Thursday, April 18, 2019.
The results will be reported to Scholastic Book Fairs who in turn will work with the Rockland Boulders to distribute the prizes.
Here are a few simple ways to help your child become a record-breaking reader:
* Set a goal together and encourage reading with library visits, story time at home, and conversations about books. Let your child see you reading.
* Encourage your child to participate and track reading minutes in the reading log provided for this purpose.
* Limit screen time. The more time children spend using electronic devices and watching television, the less they read.
*Visit the local “Mighty Five Libaries”.