Friday, September 13, 2013

Hundred Grand

Are you familiar with Accelerated Reader (AR)?  If not, read about it here.  I first learned about AR when I started teaching.  I joined the rest of the upper grade teachers for a training in San Francisco on how to use it properly and was instantly a fan.  I only wish it had been around when I was a student!

When Trevor started kindergarten, I was happy to learn that his school used Accelerated Reader. They run it a bit differently than the way I was trained to do.  (Of course, that was about 15 years ago!)  One difference is that they measure and reward the number of words read vs. the number of points earned.  When kids at Trevor's school reach 100,000 words, they become members of the Hundred Grand Club and are recognized in a school-wide assembly and given a special t-shirt.

 
Trevor fell just short of 1,000,000 words during first grade, so that's his goal for second grade. Hopefully this time next year, I can share a layout with pictures from the Million Word Club assembly!

8 comments:

  1. That is AWESOME!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee your lo!!! LOVING the colors and the photos!!!!!

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  2. How cool! :) I'm loving that tone-on-tone background paper too!

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  3. The public schools here count the points. I love the word idea though. It sounds MUCH more impressive! Beautiful layout Cindy, I think it rocks.

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  4. I am going to look into this system, Cindy! My oldest daughter always LOVED to read and still does. My youngest struggles with reading and therefore, we, as her parents, do too. Thanks for sharing. And I love your beautiful page.

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  5. Love this reward system. :) Love your fabulous layout documenting the Hundred Grand Club!

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  6. How wonderful that the school recognizes readers this way. Congrats, Trevor. Wow, nearly a million words is a LOT for a first graders. That's amazing.

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