Sunday, November 3, 2013

Incentive to Read!

I've been wanting to make an interactive bulletin board for a long time and I finally executed it this week! I'm not sure why I chose to make it during such a busy week! The goal is for students to read for at least 20 minutes at home each night. When you add up all those minutes, it ends up being a lot by the end of a school year! Why read at home? Here's an informational flyer that can bring insight to that:

I realize that for some families, this may be difficult to do because of how busy life can get. However, any amount of time is definitely helpful!

Here's the bulletin board I created:

Each little blue flag is worth 250 minutes. To make it to the finish line would require 10,000 minutes of reading at home! Wheew! Now that would be a goal to accomplish :) The great news is that I don't care what it is students read: books, comics, magazines, cereal boxes, basically anything works!


Our Halloween party was a blast! Students got to dress up and walk around the entire school in a school-wide serpentine parade! It was a lot to cram into one hour but It's something the kids will remember their whole lives! I still remember when I got to do that when I was little.

 Such a cute snack! 

 Let the Serpentine Commence! 

My attempt at Medusa! At least the hair piece looked good :)