Each year PACA Elementary students look forward to our Annual Elementary Reading Contest! The theme for this year’s Reading Contest is “Buggy about Books”.
We will be kicking off our Reading Contest on Friday, October 1. Students will participate in activities, art projects, music, games, and stories about insects. It will be a wonderful time of learning and fun for Elementary students.
Additionally, there will be a special themed lunch served in the cafeteria before dismissing for the half day at 12:50 pm. Unfortunately, we are not able to extend an invitation for parents to participate with their children this year.
From October 1-29, we are asking students to read every day to establish the habit of reading for pleasure and to strengthen their reading skills.
The reading time expectation is:
15 minutes - Kindergarten (may be read to) and 1st grade
20 minutes - 2nd and 3rd grade
25 minutes - 4th and 5th grade
Your child may read in English and/or Portuguese. Reading homework or book reports can be counted toward the time expectation. Students need to read 5 days in a week (which allows two “free” days a week if needed).
A reading log will be sent home on Thursday, September 30. Your child should circle the date each night he/she reads, parents MUST check and sign the slip of paper, and then your child will take a good picture and submit their completed reading logs on the SeeSaw “Reading Contest Class”.
Students reading at least 5 times a week will receive a prize, and those who read for all 4 weeks will receive a special reward at the end of the contest. The biggest reward will be an increased love of reading.
There will be additional activities and special events that will take place throughout the month of October. Please see the Reading Contest Calendar for more information. Additionally, the Library will be hosting a Used Book Sale the week of October 18-22. Parents will be able to sign up online for a time to go to the library to purchase books. Please see the PACA weekly for more information.
We hope that this is the beginning of a lifelong love of reading for your child, and your child is excited to be “BUGGY for BOOKS”.
If you have any questions about the Reading Contest, please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. We ask for parent participation by taking photos of your children reading at home and post them using the following social media tags: @pacaschool #pacareadingcontest #buggyaboutbooks