4.19.2012

Rocket Readers Blast Off

My Stars!

To Infinity And Beyond!

Our first grade readers at Westwood have blasted off to infinity and beyond this Spring as they attempt to become Rocket Readers.

3-2-1 Blast Off!
 After an informational parent meeting in mid-February, students set a reading goal with their families. As they read their books, write their book-review reflections, and report on the book out loud, students earn stars for the bulletin board, one for each book. Chapter books earn one star for every fifty pages. Sometimes students exceed their goals and their stars go up on the ceiling and over to my side of the hallway. 

This is what I see when I come out off my office door!

Classes are working toward not only an individual goal, but a class goal as well. For reaching their goal, each Rocket Reader earns a t-shirt with the number of books they've read. Teachers put their class totals on the back of their shirt.

Mrs. Patton's Class is trying to beat last year's total of 833!

This year's Rocket Reader celebration is May 4th. The Mayor of Friendswood will come to launch Rocket Reader Day with a word of congratulations and the reading of the Proclamation, then the students enjoy a day of educational fun and a proud feeling for setting a goal and reaching for the stars 
to achieve it.

4 comments:

  1. Oh My Stars!
    heeheehee

    What an incredibly wonderful place to work!
    So many amazing activities and programs and opportunities--and there's this fabulous woman named Barbara...

    Kudos!

    Kim
    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

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  2. Kim, you're so sweet, but really I'm just the cheerleader on this one!

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  3. WOW! How fantastic it must be to see all that inspiration from your office. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!!

    Jen
    Runde's Room

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I really enjoy hearing from my readers; thanks for sharing your reflections with us!

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