As part of the Robinson School Libraries’ activities to promote reading, the librarians registered Robinson School in Scholastic’s Summer Reading Challenge Program. It’s a free program where students log in the minutes they spend reading during the summer. Students get digital rewards every time they reach a goal and the school that breaks the time record will go into the Scholastic Book of Record. The challenge started on May 5th and ends on September 5th 2014, so students can start logging in their time now. They can log in minutes when they read fiction, nonfiction, poetry, magazines, ebooks, books, comic books, graphic novels, ext.
Students will go to www.scholastic.com/summer and, using the username and password given to them, log in and write down the minutes they have spent reading. The link to the site and the guide on how to log in for the first time and change the password are on Edline; just click on the Elementary Library folder or the Upper Level Learning Commons folder.
Upper Level students’ challenge:
Middle School and High School will have an internal challenge ans the librarian and the language arts departments will be rewarding students on the following:
1. Breaking the time record in Middle School / High School – Winners will receive an Amazon.com gift card.
2. Breaking the record of most Spanish books read in Middle School / High School. – Winners will receive an Amazon.com gift card.
3. The first 10 students with the highest time record spent reading will receive a certificate.
4. The best book reviews will be published in the Virtual Learning Commons.
In order to be able to participate on our challenge students will need to submit a brief review on each piece they read. Students will find the review format at the Upper Level Learning Common folder on Edline. These reviews must be handed in to the librarian on Tuesday, September 9th 2014.
The grade with the highest time record spent reading will receive a suprise as a reward for their team effort.