Caught the Reading Bug

Caught the Reading Bug
Posted on 04/06/2018

Read, Read, Read! Reading is our middle name here at Lewis Elementary. Our students have caught the reading bug. The first group to catch the bug was second grade. They were inspired by the book Mrs. Malarkey Leaves No Reader Behind. In the book, Mrs. Malarkey’s class decides to hold a reading contest to see if the whole school can read 1,000 books. Our second graders took the concept from this book and asked their teachers if they could do the same thing. They set a goal of reading 500 books for a celebration. In just 6 short weeks, the entire grade level surpassed their goal and read well over 500 books. They read so much, we lost count! “It’s fun to come to school each day and see students excited about reading.” Mr. Casey explained while his students proudly changed the number on the countdown. The whole grade level celebrated their accomplishment. Celebrations included cotton candy, extra recess, and throwing a pie in the teachers face. Ms. Turner was a bit of a mess after 20 pies in the face!

Following this accomplishment our fourth and fifth grade students caught the reading bug. The fourth grade students officially challenged the fifth grade students to a reading challenge. The goal is to see who can grow their caterpillar to the office door the fastest. To accomplish this, students must read a book and complete an AVID one pager response sheet. The response sheet then becomes the caterpillar body and is displayed in the hallway. Which grade will grow their reading caterpillar to the office first? Check back in next month to find out!