Turn in your reading calendar every month to earn the grand prize at the end of the year!
What is the Reading Calendar Program?
Reading Calendar is a PTA sponsored program to get our SH students to read each day! We want to encourage reading by giving students a brag tag when they read the daily required reading minutes for 20 or more days a month at home. Each month, there will be a new calendar published. The program will run from September to April, for a total of 8 months. Students who turn in a reading calendar all 8 months will be treated to a grand prize event sponsored by the PTA towards the end of May.
How does my child earn a reading brag tag?
When they turn in their reading calendar with 20 or more days read, they will earn a reading brag tag for that month. Each month has a different design, so encourage them to collect all 8 tags!
September's brag tag:
Where can I get a reading calendar?
and print one out at home. If you don't have access to a printer, you can pick one up in the Front Office of school. You can also go to http://www.santiagohillspta.com/news/reading-calendars.
How does my child fill out this calendar?
Fill in all the information at the top of the form with your child's name, teacher, number of days read this month, and your signature or initials. In the calendar boxes, put a check mark (or my kids like to put a sticker) in each of the days that your child has read the minimum reading time. For an extra prize, they can write or draw about a book they have read this month on the back of the calendar.
Here is a sample of what it may look like at the end of the month:
Where and who does my child turn in the Reading Calendar?
Once your child has completed the Reading Calendar, he/she will turn it into their classroom teacher at the beginning of the following month. Exact due date will depend on each classroom teacher. Please contact your child's teacher for the exact due date!
My child can't read on their own yet, would reading to them count?
YES!! absolutely! For our littlest readers, we ask that parents spend each night reading to their child for a minimum of 15 minutes. It's a great way to end the day and spend some quality time with your child cuddled together with a good book. We love our reading time at our house!
What are the minimum daily reading times?
TK/K - 1st grade 15 minutes
2nd grade 20 minutes
3rd/4th grade 25 minutes
5th/6th grade 30 minutes
Reading times are also listed on the calendar for your reference!
Is there a list of specific books that my child needs to read?
NO! Let your child pick out any books that may interest them! It could be a magazine, a comic, a short story, a chapter book, or even an encyclopedia! It could be fiction or non-fiction. We want them to be actively engaged in whatever they chose to read. If your child needs some recommendations, they can always ask our wonderful SH librarian, Mrs. West-Simon or his/her teacher!
Previous Years' Reading Prizes
In the past, we have celebrated those kids who turned in their reading calendars every month with a hot dog barbecue lunch, and in 2017 we had TWO huge inflatable obstacle courses for kids to play in! We love readers at Santiago Hills.
If you have any additional questions regarding the Reading Calendar Program, or would like to volunteer with this program, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org