Reading Counts begins this week for our second graders. Your child should be coming home each night with a book from the library in their backpacks to read. They are to read the book either by themselves or with you. When done, please have your child write the title on the form in their book baggy, you initial it, and check whether or not your student is ready to take their quiz.
When your children get to school, they will be reminded to sign up for a Reading Counts Quiz first thing in the morning. At 10:00 (open library time), a volunteer will take the students to the library and help them get logged in to take their quiz. If they pass their quiz, the student will turn in their book and check out another one. If they do not pass their quiz, they will bring their book back home to read again, and re-take the quiz when they get back to school the next day.
The children will be taught during our computer class, how to monitor their progress with Reading counts. You will notice at the top of their sheet in their baggy, I have assigned a number of points that will be your child’s goal for this trimester. (Ends around Thanksgiving time!) I will also send home a computerized sheet from time to time, so you can see how your child is doing as well.
This is FUN for the students, and is PURELY MOTIVATIONAL! There is no grade associated with this, only prizes. So please don’t be overly stressed out if your student forgets their book from time to time, or occasionally the library is closed. Your student can simply read one of their books at home and bring it in and take a quiz. The most IMPORTANT thing is that they are reading every night! I tell the students to get in at least 2 quizzes a week if they can.
One more FYI, our library day is Thursday. Although, once your child is reading and taking quizzes, it will hopefully be a part of their daily life! We will also have Raz-Kids again this year. Those quizzes will count towards Reading Counts goals too, but they must score 100% on the quiz for those to count. (Another good idea if they forget to bring a book home- have them get on Raz Kids!!)
Thanks for sending me such great kids!! We are loving it every day! Have a great week!