The Reading Program

The Reading Program challenges students to read and SHARE their thoughts about books. For upper grades (3rd-5th), it will be based on our 10 IB character traits and manged at school through Seesaw.  Lower grades will simply focus on learning to read, choosing favorite books, and learning to ENJOY reading. There will be small promotions throughout the year to encourage them to read and share their favorite books.

The program has been introduced to the third, fourth, and fifth grade classes. Each student may respond to a prompt through Seesaw to explain how their book exemplifies one of the ten IB character words. These words include: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-Minded, Caring, Risk-Takers, Balanced, and Reflective. The goal for each 3rd, 4th, and 5th grader is to connect each IB character word to a different book and post their connection in Seesaw. After completing all ten, they will earn their Global Citizen Passport to be displayed in the library.

Students will respond to prompts through Seesaw. This will be completed at school. (There is NO WORK to be completed at home other than READING.) There will be time during the school day when students may visit the library to complete these tasks. It takes only minutes and the beauty of using Seesaw is that families will be able to see and hear what students think about their books.

Kindergarten through Second grade will be showing what they read through book advertisements. Currently, we are showing off our favorite books by illustrating a “spine” on a piece of paper. The illustration should include title and pictures or colors to entice other students to read their favorite books. These are being hung on a “bookshelf” bulletin board outside of the library.

Email Ms. Crosby if you have any questions.

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