We are excited to tell you about our first annual B.E.A.R. Week. What a privilege it is to be able to read, and yet with the busyness of life and the attachment to electronics, we don’t often take time to enjoy reading.
That’s why we want to set aside a week to dive into some good books as a school. We hope you will enjoy this week “unplugged” and share the love of reading with your family. Below are the challenges the Elementary campus will be participating in.
Reading challenge: Each student is encouraged to read their assigned amount of minutes each night, starting Friday, October 23. We will be keeping track of how many books the entire elementary school has read. Students should turn in the reading record on Friday morning to their teacher and receive a reading pencil.
Screen-free Challenge: Can you and your family take the challenge? That’s right, NO TV/video games/computer games, etc. for the entire week (Monday to Friday). Instead, spend your evening time reading as a family (work/school work on the computer is OK)! There will be a big sheet of butcher paper in the hall for students (moms and dads too!) to sign up on to take the challenge.
Monday: Each child is encouraged to design an original book cover of their favorite book, or they may draw the one that is already on the book. Be sure to include the title, author, handdrawn picture and student name on the cover. The book cover is attached to this packet. Turn in the book cover to your teacher to receive a bookmark for participating. The book covers will be on display all week so you can turn them in on any day.
Tuesday: Buddy Reading 9:15-9:40
K and 5
1 and 3
2 and 4
Pre K and 2/3
Wednesday: Author Talk by author Nancy Gebhardt at chapel. Book Fair all day in the church social hall.
Thursday: Mr. Kok will be our guest reader. He will be reading to grades K-3 in the morning and grades 4-5 in the afternoon.
Friday: Each child is encouraged to turn in their reading log to their teacher to earn a reading pencil for participating. We will have a special assembly in the chapel room at 11am to celebrate our reading accomplishments and also have a little fun. The top readers (students who read the most minutes all week) in each class will get to participate in a special game with their teacher. We will also announce how many books we have read as an entire elementary school!
In addition to these activities, each day a different teacher will show and tell their favorite book at morning square time.