How did it go?
Our 4th grade started out the day with a special breakfast. The teachers brought in scrambled eggs, sausage, and fruit. The kids loved it!
Then, after our morning specials, we got busy reading. The kids could wear PJ's and bring a blanket for "Blanket and Books Day." (Didn't have to tell them twice!)
We also took lots of AR quizzes...
When a student took an AR quiz and passed with a score of 85% or higher, they got to sign our whiteboard.
Look at all those names!
Our school had a goal of reading 5 million words on Friday. At 9:30, we were off and running.
Did we meet our goal? Unfortunately, we did not. However, we came pretty close...
One of my students was pretty upset because she was reading one of the Lightening Thief books (a really thick one). She read and read...but at 3:00 when the contest ended, she still had 40 pages so she didn't get to quiz. She felt that if she had finished and quizzed on the book, our school would have met our goal. I told her that I admired her spirit at reading a really long book and that 4.7 million words was amazing in and of itself.
The other part of our day of reading was the challenge between 4th and 5th grades to see who could earn the most points. The winner.....4th grade! YAY!!
Our day of reading was so much fun and the kids were so pumped! When 3:00 came around, they were upset that the day was over. Talk about motivated readers! So with that, I am linking up with my buddy Joanne at Head Over Heels for Teaching for Spark Student Motivation Saturday. I'm looking forward to seeing how everyone else motivated their kiddos this week.
I hope you will join me on Sundays for my weekly linky, A Peek at My Week to give us a look at your upcoming week. See you tomorrow!