Accelerated Reader Winter Break Challenge!
Your child has heard about this already at school, but wanted to make sure that parents got the skinny, too. On the last day before winter break, Ms. Jones announced an exciting Accelerated Reader Winter Break Challenge for all students! Here’s the deal:
By Wednesday, Jan. 9th, any Peabody student who earns 5 more AR points than she had on on Dec. 14th will be entered to win two tickets to a Grizzlies game!
This contest will give one student a chance to see the January 16th Grizzlies game against the Sacramento Kings (starring former U of M star Tyreke Evans). These are lower-bowl tickets across from the Grizzlies bench in section 116 — great seats! And it doesn’t matter how few or how many points your child already has — any child who earns 5 points before Jan. 9 will be entered to win!
So, how can you help?
First, encourage your kids to use some of their holiday downtime to pick up a good book! Beginning readers will need to read at least 10 books that are worth 0.5 points each, but more advanced readers can read just one or two longer books to score the five points they need.
Check out the AR BookFinder website to find out how many points books are worth. (And remember that kids don’t have to read the books by themselves — books read to them by parents count the same as books read alone, so you can work toward those Grizzlies tickets together!)
Second, once school starts back, take a few minutes to review the books together and then make sure your child takes AR tests on the ones they’ve read between Jan. 2 and Jan. 9. They can’t take tests at home, but as soon as they get back to school, they can take them before, during or after school.
Finally, check out the Parent’s Guide to AR here for more info on how to support your reader, including tips for reluctant readers, reading lists and more!
The first AR prize drawing is coming up soon!
All students who have at least 5 AR points by 2:00 p.m. on Nov. 13 will be entered in a drawing for an iPod Shuffle!
Read more details about Peabody’s Accelerated Reader’s Program here!