Second Grade Reading Olympics

WELCOME TO

THE SECOND GRADE

 

READING OLYMPICS 

During the month of March, your will be the Olympian! Our 2nd Grade Reading Olympics will consist of six events. The Reading Olympic event 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 event will be available in this packet as well as in the classroom. You are free to take more materials home as you complete the events. There is no limit to how many times you may do an event.

Just like the Olympians competing in Sochi do their very best in every event, 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 with an Olympic Closing Ceremony!! At this ceremony, you will be able to shop at the Olympic Souvenir shop with the tickets you’ve earned. More details about the Closing Ceremony to come! 

We are a TEAM! That means we need every single person working hard throughout the entire Olympics.

 

Happy Reading!! 

    2nd grade teachers 

THE EVENTS

 

  • READING CALENDAR MINUTES
    • Reading calendar needs to be turned in every Fri. 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
      • If our class minutes reach 10,000 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 tickets

 

  • 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

 

 

 

 

 

March Is Reading Month-school wide

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Go for the Gold! 

Parents-

In celebration of March is reading month Eisenhower has many exciting events planned.  Today is the beginning of our March is Reading Month program.  Starting today (Friday February 28, 2014) all students will be asked to set aside an allotted amount of time each day to relax and read.  Each week students in grades K-2 are being asked to read or be read to a total of 100 minutes per week.  Students in grades 3-4 will need to read 125 minutes per week and grades 5-6 are being asked to read 150 minutes per week. 

At the end of each week every student in class that has reached their goal will be awarded a raffle ticket for the week. There will be a large display in the main hallway tracking the minutes read throughout the building.  The students that have met their goal after each week will receive a chance to win a book from the raffle drawing.

To help keep track of the minutes spent reading at home and at school students are being asked to fill in the attached reading log.  Parents are to record the minutes and to sign the log each week that their child reads.  This reading log must be turned in on Friday March 7, Thursday March 13, Friday March 21, and Friday March 28.

At the end of the month if the students meet their reading goal (all 4 weeks) they will get to participate in Sports Day on Wednesday April 2, 2014!  Please take a moment to read the Eisenhower newsletter for more details on the March is Reading Month activities.

There are other events and activities planned for specific days of the month.  Please watch for these dates on the calendar attached so your student can participate in all of the fun.

 

Here are the events for the week!

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Green Eggs and Ham Day

(1st and 2nd Grade)

Dress Like a Story Character Day

(ALL GRADES)

Warm Up with a Good Book: Wear your jogging or warm up suit to school

MYSTERY READER

Teacher Switch Day: Teachers Switch Classes to read to another class

Share Research with class information you know about an Olympic Sport

RAFFLE DAY!