Instilling a love of reading early gives your child a head start on expanding their vocabulary and building independence and self-confidence. It helps children learn to make sense not only of the world around them but also people, building social-emotional skills and, of course, imagination.
Our Lexia challenge was only the beginning of your child's lifetime adventure. If your student has finished Lexia, they are ready for big chapter books. Have them try a SERIES of books. What is so great about a series is that each book gets harder (and better). Try books like Harry Potter, Uglies, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Percy Jackson, Magic Tree House, Clubhouse of Mysteries or The Chronicles of Narnia. There are so many choices. It's been proven that readers are leaders and that the proof is in your children's excitement throughout this challenge.
March has now left us. The standings as of last Thursday (with one more day remaining in the challenge), were as follows:
1st Place: Ms. Armer 2nd Grade (2,466 units)
2nd Place: Ms. Miller 2nd Grade (2,173 units)
3rd Place: Mrs. Mackall 1st Grade (2,109 units)
1st Place: Ms. Taylor 4th Grade (2,464 units)
2nd Place: Ms. Bella 3rd Grade (2,149 units)
3rd Place: Ms. Castille 4th Grade (1,890 units)
Our bees completed 24,201 total units between March 1st and March 30th. What a great accomplishment! Tuesday morning during announcements we will announce the FINAL numbers for the Read Across-LEXIA challenge. We don't want to spoil the surprise today. Watch your email for the final results next Tuesday. In the meantime, thank you, thank you for encouraging your student to discover how amazing and rewarding it is to read.
It has been said that our imagination is not restricted by the walls of the norm, but it goes way beyond that. That is why people rely on curiosity and imagination of advancement. Through imagination, we are able to create something bold, something new and something better in the hopes of creating something that will stimulate change.