PARENT INFORMATION!GOAL: A. To encourage your students to read from a variety of genreoutside of their regular school day. B. To introduce your students to enjoy and become familiar withfairytales, Legends, and classical literature from all over the world. C. To introduce E books to our users and our new Overdrive features.
Discover authorsaround the globeTo give you some ideas for reading different authorsand books from around the world, we invite you toexplore this amazing Delightful Children’s Books link.Explore the list of books by age and take your studenton a voyage around the world
PRIZES and How to!• In order to be entered for a prize, each student needs to read the minimum amount of minutes assigned for each grade.• To be entered to win the grand prize for the Kobo E Readers, students need to submit a book review to Destiny Quest at our HCS Library, based on the minimum daily reading requirements. Two draws will be made for the Kobo readers based on these criteria.• Chapter gift cards to the value of $20, will be awarded to the student with the highest score in each grade.• All students will receive a Read-a-thon Certificate from their teacher.
PROGRAM DATES• Monday January 23 – Friday 2nd March 2012• Parents please keep track of your student’s reading times on the Google forms, and make sure their reading is outside of class time. Please use your discretion. • MINIMUM READING REQUIREMENTS: Kindergarten 20 minutes daily. Grade 1- 25 minutes. Grade 2- 25 minutes. Grade 3 and 4 -30 minutes. Grade 5 – 40 minutes. Grade 6 and up 1 hour.
Program information• At the end of the 6 week period Shandra, swiebe@onlineschool will tally up your totals for final scores, and enter your students into the draws, depending on whether they have met the minimum reading time for their grade levels.• **Please register at this document link to start the program.• Here is a word doc for tallying your weekly minutes for your own purposes. This does not need to be sent to the school.• **To enter your weekly minute scores please complete the following sheet at the end of the read-a-thon.
Read-a-thon ResultsWe look forward to seeing how ourstudents can read for their ownpersonal goals, along with theeducational benefits of learning howother cultures live. If you have anyquestions please contact one of ourlibrary staff and we will be happy tohelp. God bless you as you enjoyreading with us