Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Reading

The school my kids go to encourage reading big time. They do the "book it" program with Pizza Hut and they also do the Read to Succeed with Six Flags. My kids love to read so these two programs aren't really hard for them to accomplish the goals. For book it they have to read a certain amount of pages per month but the Read to Succeed is by minutes and they need to read 6 hours (360 minutes) in 6 weeks in order to get a free ticket to Six Flags. These kids LOVE roller coasters so that is a great incentive. It has been 2 1/2 weeks and they are more than half way done. I have been sitting with Monkey while he reads to listen and make sure he is reading correctly and so on. And he has been cracking me up. They have been working on punctuations in school and when there is a question mark at the end of the sentence they should say it like a question and if there is an exclamation point it should be read like you are exclaiming it. Well he doesn't realize until the second to last word in the sentence that it has an exclamation point at the end so he reads those two words really loudly and excitedly. It is just the cutest and funniest thing to listen too. I don't listen to GG every time she reads because she is a stronger reader but I do make her read out loud to me every few chapters just to make sure she is still doing good. She when you read a sentence and you see an exclamation point at the end read it only exclaiming the last two words and you'll see how funny it sounds! I love that kid so unique.

7 comments:

Brittany said...

Keep reading kiddos!! :)

I can't wait until we start "reading" here. Adam thinks he can read now... and he does a nice job repeating what he remembers, from the books we read all of the time. But I just can't wait until we actually start reading!!

sarahgrace said...

That is so great! I can't believe Pizza Hut still does Book It- I used to do that program when I was a kid!

I wonder if they do it here in my town, that would be a great incentive to get Drew more into reading!

Kristin said...

Monkey's too cute! Be thankful your kiddos enjoy reading! It's nice to have readers:)

Nap Warden said...

My kiddos are both big readers...books=good:)

Julie M. said...

no, it doesn't have anything to do with not washing clothes. Here's a link to read in case one of your kids ever get it, you'll know what it is...

http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/impetigo-overview

Happi said...

We're doing Read to Succeed too. Anything to get that free ticket!

Not Just Any Jen said...

I is so great that you take the time at home to do this. When Iwas teaching, we had those programs too, and I found many kids were very motivated. I loved planning the Six Flags trip with all those six graders.It was a blast!

I was just thinking that I need to start teaching Allison to read here. I think she is ready!