March is Reading Month

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Dear Parents,

We will be hosting Reading Month for the month of March to encourage additional reading and fun activities for our students. This will officially begin on Monday, February 26, 2018. We have lots of fun and exciting events planned for this month. Each student per grade will have a minute goal to read by the end of the month, which will help us reach a school goal of minutes to read. The last day to turn in minute logs will be on Wednesday, March 28th.

Monthly Minute Goals for Each Student by Grade Level:

Kindergarten.........................................................................550 minutes (21 minutes per day)

1st Grade...............................................................................675 minutes (26 minutes per day)

2nd Grade.............................................................................775 minutes (30 minutes per day)

3rd Grade..............................................................................875 minutes (34 minutes per day)

4th Grade..............................................................................975 minutes (38 minutes per day)

5th Grade.............................................................................1250 minutes (48 minutes per day)

6th Grade.............................................................................1500 minutes (57 minutes per day)

Don't Stop There!

If we reach a SCHOOL GOAL of 100,000 minutes, the students will be able to turn Ms. Michelle into a HUMAN ICE CREAM SUNDAE - chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and the whole nine yards!. An additional faculty member will be added to the festivities for every 2,000 minutes beyond that goal! The fun will happen on Thursday, April 29th!!


Each student will receive a white calendar sheet with a space for logging minutes each day. Students and/or parents MUST keep a running tally of minutes which is recorded on the log each night. This reading log must be turned in to your child's teacher on Thursdays each week in order to receive credit!

Reading Events

February 26-March 9:


  • First Thing, Last Thing READ: Everyone will read daily in the morning from 8:15-8:30 and in the afternoon from 3:30-3:45. Students can add these minutes to their logs!


March 12-16:


  • Catch up with some good books during a week of no homework!


March 19-23:


  • D.E.A.R. Week: Announcements will be made throughout the day for everyone to DROP EVERYTHING AND READ!!
  • Book Fair Week - pick up a new book or two!


March 26-28:
  • Teachers will be visiting classrooms all week to pop in and read a book or two. The teacher is a secret, and the book is a surprise!

Top 5 Reasons to Read

  1. Reading is the best exercise for your brain
  2. Reading reduces stress and anxiety
  3. Reading helps in building vocabulary
  4. Reading can motivate and inspire
  5. Reading prevents Alzheimers