Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Winning the Reading Race!

For March is Reading Month, Morgan's teacher had a little competition within the classroom.  The kids were to try to finish as many of the accelerated reading tests as they could.  Morgan had told me about it, but for some reason it didn't register what she was actually doing...until she won!  LOL!  She read her little heart out at school, in a way racing with the other kids to read as much as she could, and managed to complete 42 tests! 

I think she was most excited about getting her name in the classroom newsletter:

 
All the kids received a prize of a pencil and bookmark as long as they did the competition.  Four kids received the pen, notebook and highlighter for reading a bit more.  For winning, Morgan's teacher is letting her pick out up to $10 worth of books from the Scholastic Book Order.  (Morgan said she also got a pencil too, but she kept it at school to use it there.)

 
A little side note: Blake's teacher held a popcorn themed challenge for his class for March is Reading Month.  Each week that they read 5 books (at home), they got a small prize (like a popcorn pencil, a popcorn bookmark and a bag of microwave popcorn).  If they finished reading 5 books (or more) every week for the month, they could get a big prize. Blake, and several other classmates, completed the challenge and brought home a popcorn bucket full of goodies!
 
I'm so proud of Morgan for her determination.  It doesn't surprise me, though, since she loves to read!  I'm also very proud of Blake.  He isn't into reading as much as Morgan is, and needs more assistance, but he was just as determined to have me sit down with him and read to complete the challenge.

5 comments:

mail4rosey said...

Big congrats to her!! I used to love reading competitions in the classroom too. :)

Anonymous said...

Morgan may need a kindle soon!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Morgan! We are so proud of you!!!

Oma & Opa

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Way to go Morgan....Congratulations!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Awesome Morgan!!! Congrats!!!

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