3-3-15: Candy Land Quest

During the month of March, your child will be participating in our Candy Land Quest. The Reading Quest can be completed at home and/or during free times at school. (indoor recess, after schoolwork has been completed, Daily 5 time etc.) All materials for each activity will be available in the packet that was sent home today, as well as in the classroom. You are free to take more materials home as you complete the activities. There is no limit to how many times you may do an event.

As always, the QUALITY of your work matters! Please do your best the first time so that you don’t have to go back and fix things before you receive your tickets. 

On March 31st we will celebrate your achievements and you will be able to shop at our classroom shop with the tickets you’ve earned.

THE ACTIVITIES!!

  • READING CALENDAR MINUTES
    • Reading calendar needs to be turned in every Monday during the month of March so you can earn your tickets and so our total class minutes can be added together!
      • 50 minutes = 1 ticket, 100 minutes = 2 tickets
      • If our class minutes reach 8,000 minutes the class will earn a VERY special surprise!!

 

  • RAZ-KIDS PARTICIPATION
    • Listen, read, and take quizzes on different books.
    • I can see who logged on during the previous week, and I will pass out tickets accordingly every Monday.
      • Log on to Raz-Kids=1 ticket

 

  • VISIBLE THINKING – STEP INSIDE
    • You will pick  a character out of a book that your are reading and “Step Inside” them during or after you have read the book. Be sure to draw them and answer each questiond on the back of the paper in complete sentences before you turn it in!
      • 1 Step Inside = 5 ticket

 

  • BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS
    • Using the page attached, write about a book you read that you think others will really enjoy. Be sure to tell us why the book is so great!
      • 1 book recommendation=1 ticket

 

  • RETELLING A STORY
    • You may retell a story you read orally to a parent. Parent signature required if done orally  SEE “RETELLING TICKETS”
    • You may also write down a retelling of a story
      • Every complete*, quality retelling=7 tickets

* A complete retelling must include the following:              

                                    Parts of a retelling:

  1. Title
  2. Main Character
  3. Other characters
  4. Setting-where and when
  5. Important details
  6. Time words
  7. Theme
  8. Problem & Solution

Quality Control

  1. Capital letters
  2. Ending marks
  3. Complete sentences
  4. Best handwriting

 

  • WRITE & ILLUSTRATE YOUR OWN STORY
    • You may write a book about anyting you would like! Use your imagination!!
    • You may choose to publish this book in your very best handwriting or you can type it!
    • Remember to use your “RESPONSIBLE WRITING CHECKLIST” before turning it in.
    • Be sure to add illustration! If it is a nonfiction book, perhaps mom or dad could help you find real pictures online!
      • Each book that is written and illustrated = 10 tickets

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October 26, 2014: Mystery Reader

This past week our Mystery Reader was our principal Mr. Metty. Everyone was really surprised when they found out that he would be reading to us. A HUGE thank you to Mr. Metty for taking time out of his busy day to come and read to us.

October 19, 2014: Mystery Reader

On Friday, we were lucky enough to have India’s dad come in to be our Mystery Reader. A HUGE thank you to him for taking time out of his day to come and read to us!

October 12, 2014: Mystery Reader

We had our second Mystery Reader last Friday, it was Kiley’s Mom. She read us a wonderful story called The Napping House. A HUGE thank you to Kiley’s mom for taking time out of her day to come read to us!!

October 6, 2014: Mystery Reader

We had our first Mystery Reader last Friday, it was Elijah’s dad. He read us a wonderful story called The Blah. A HUGE thank you to Elijah’s dad for taking time out of his day to come read to us!!

October 19, 2013: Mystery Reader

We were very lucky to have Mitch’s grandma join us yesterday for our Mystery Reader. She read us a book and brought us fruit snacks. A HUGE thank you to her for joining us!!

October 5, 2013: Mystery Reader

A big thank you to Jamie’s mom for coming in and being our Mystery Reader yesterday. We really enjoyed having you visit us!!

September 21, 2013: Mystery Reader

Yesterday, we had our first Mystery Reader of the year, Mr. Metty! He came in and read us two terrific books, Moose Tracks and Jennifer Jones Won’t Leave Me Alone.  We want to send a HUGE thank you to Mr. Metty for taking time out of his busy day to come read to us!!!

December 21, 2012: Mystery Reader

Our Mystery Reader last Friday was Adele’s mom. They kids were really excited when she walked into the room. She read us a wonderful story called,  The Giving Tree. She also brought us in some yummy marshmallow Christmas trees. A HUGE thank you to Adele’s mom for coming in to read to us.

December 11, 2012: Mystery Reader

Last Friday, the kids were very excited when they found out that Kaden’s mom was going to be our Mystery Reader. She read us a book called, Scooby Doo and the Mummy’s Curse. She also brought us in some yummy Scooby Snacks to eat. A HUGE thank you to Mrs. Young for being our Mystery Reader.