Reading Counts

Today your child will be coming home with a Reading Counts book ( similar to WEB reading last year if you were at Georgetown).  Each child has selected a good fit book within their independent reading level to take home and read and they are SO EXCITED!!!  Reading Counts is a reading incentive program (separate from our curriculum) that promotes reading habits and also rewards children for their efforts.    Please see the following link for more informationREADING COUNTS.  Here is how we use Reading Counts at Georgetown.

1.  Each child’s independent reading level is determined through teacher assessments.  Levels will be similar to last year (within a level or two).

2.  Each child is given a goal number of points to achieve during the semester based on their reading level.  Each book has an assigned point value which can be found on the inside cover of the book.

3.  Students select a book at their reading level and read it at home and/or at school.  Books are labeled with reading levels A – Z on the spine of the book. 

4.  When children are finished with the book they sign up to take a RC comprehension quiz on the computer/ipad for that particular book here at school.

5.  If the quiz is passed ( 8/10 questions answered correctly), then another book is checked out.  If the quiz is not passed,  students take the book home again and reread or select a new book from the library.

6. At the end of the semester (mid Jan),  students who have met their goal receive a prize and a ticket into our end of the year BIG prize drawing.  Last year it was an Ipad Mini and Target gift cards….YEAH!

Please see your child’s book bag today for more specific information.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Mrs. Kuieck

Reading Counts!

Today your child will be coming home with a Reading Counts book ( similar to WEB reading last year if you were at Georgetown).  Each child has selected a good fit book within their independent reading level to take home and read and they are SO EXCITED!!!  Reading Counts is a reading incentive program (separate from our curriculum) that promotes reading habits and also rewards children for their efforts.    Please see the following link for more informationREADING COUNTS.  Here is how we use Reading Counts at Georgetown.

1.  Students independent reading levels are determined through teacher assessments.  Levels will be similar to last year (within a level or two).

2.  Each child is given a goal number of points to achieve during the semester based on their reading level.  Each book has an assigned point value which can be found on the inside cover of the book.

3.  Students select a book at their reading level and read it at home and/or at school.  Books are labeled with reading levels A – Z on the spine of the book. 

4.  When children are finished with the book they sign up to take a RC comprehension quiz on the computer for that particular book here at school.

5.  If the quiz is passed ( 8/10 questions answered correctly), then another book is checked out.  If the quiz is not passed,  students take the book home again and reread or select a new book from the library.

6. At the end of the semester (mid Jan),  students who have met their goal receive a prize and a ticket into our end of the year BIG prize drawing.  Last year it was an Ipad Mini and Target gift cards….YEAH!

Please see your child’s book bag today for more specific information.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  There is a mention of the “check for understanding” bookmark in the note, please know that this will be sent home in the baggie at a later date.  We need to learn how to use in the classroom first before it is sent home :).

Mrs. Kuieck

Reading Counts Starts Today!

Today your child will be coming home with a Reading Counts book ( similar to WEB reading last year).  Each child has selected a good fit book within their independent reading level to take home and read and they are SO EXCITED!!!  Reading Counts is a reading incentive program (separate from our curriculum) that promotes reading habits and also rewards children for their efforts.    Please see the following link for more informationREADING COUNTS.  Here is how we use Reading Counts at Georgetown.

1.  Students independent reading levels are determined through teacher assessments.  Levels will be similar to last year (within a level or two).

2.  Each child is given a goal number of points to achieve during the trimester based on their reading level.  Each book has an assigned point value which can be found on the inside cover of the book.

3.  Students select a book at their reading level and read it at home and/or at school.  Books are labeled with reading levels A – Z on the spine of the book. 

4.  When children are finished with the book they sign up to take a RC comprehension quiz on the computer for that particular book here at school.

5.  If the quiz is passed ( 8/10 questions answered correctly), then another book is checked out.  If the quiz is not passed,  students take the book home again and reread.

6. At the end of the semester (mid Jan),  students who have met their goal receive a prize and a ticket into our end of the year BIG prize drawing.  Last year it was an Ipad Mini and Target gift cards….YEAH!

Please see your child’s book bag today for more specific information.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Mrs. Kuieck

Reading Counts Starts TODAY!

Today your child will be coming home with a Reading Counts book ( similar to WEB reading last year).  Each child has selected a good fit book within their independent reading level to take home and read and they are SO EXCITED!!!  Reading Counts is a reading incentive program that promotes reading habits and also rewards children for their efforts.  Please see the following link for more informationREADING COUNTS.  Here is how we use Reading Counts at Georgetown.

1.  Students independent reading levels are determined through teacher assessments.

2.  Each child is given a goal number of points to achieve during the trimester based on their reading level.  Each book has an assigned point value which can be found on the inside cover of the book.

3.  Students select a book at their reading level and read it at home and/or at school.  Books are labeled with reading levels A – Z on the spine of the book.  

4.  When children are finished with the book they sign up to take a RC comprehension quiz on the computer for that particular book here at school.

5.  If the quiz is passed ( 8/10 questions answered correctly), then another book is checked out.  If the quiz is not passed,  students take the book home again and reread.

6. At the end of the trimester, any student who has met their goal receives a prize and a ticket into our end of the year BIG prize drawing.  Last year it was a NOOK and Target gift cards….YEAH!

Please see your child’s book bag today for more specific information.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Mrs. Kuieck

Reading Counts!

 

This past Friday, the first trimester of Reading Counts came to an end and the kiddos worked so hard to make their goals!  Every child that made their reading goal with receive a ticket in the end of the year drawing for technology tools.  Tomorrow we will begin the second trimester of Reading Counts, which means that your child will be coming home with a new goal sheet and a new goal to achieve.

I can’t even begin to tell you how proud I am of our readers!  Keep up the great work at home!

Reading Counts WINNERS!

Friday was the last day of Reading Counts for the 2011-2012 school year.  Within our classroom we had a few incentives to encourage our reading at home and also meet our Reading Counts goals.

Here are our Radical Readers Rewards:

Pizza Lunch with Mrs. Kuieck ( Making Reading Counts Goal)

Kenzey     Luci     Ava     Dylan H.     Jordan     Addison     Andrew    Devin     Samantha     Jaden     Dylan R.

Jayden     Quinton     Julia     Peyton    Marissa     Paige

Ice Cream Sundaes with Mrs. Kuieck ( Doubling Reading Counts Goal)

Kenzey     Dylan H.     Samantha     Jaden     Dylan R.     Marissa     Paige

Bowling with Mrs. Kuieck ( Tripling Reading Counts Goal)

Samantha     Jaden     Marissa

A Lunch Date with Mrs. Kuieck ( Quadrupling Reading Counts Goal)

Jaden P.

CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE!!!!!!   We will be setting up all of our “dates” next week.

SAVE THE DATES!!!!

Hi Families,

Here are few dates to mark on your calendars:

Friday May 11 – Last day for READING COUNTS.   Students who meet their goal, will earn a pizza lunch with me.  If students double their goal, they will also earn an ice cream party.  For students that triple their goal, a special rollerskating outing will be planned.  Keep reading!!!

Monday May 14 – Field Trip to Pell Greenhouses… WOOHOO!!!  Make sure to pack a paper/cold lunch.

Thursday May 17, 12:45- 1:30 – “JUST WRITE” Celebration….  We would love to have a special visitor  for each student to come and join us on this day.  Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles or special friends are invited to share in a time of celebrating our writers.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to give me call or send me an email 🙂

Reading Counts Kudoos!!!

Our second trimester of Reading Counts is coming to an end on Friday, February 24.   Any child who makes their goal will earn a movie during lunch with a special treat from me :).  Keep up the great work!

A BIG round of applause goes to the following friends who have already met their goal  ( many have doubled, tripled or even quadrupled their goals…. WOW!!!)

Carson, Luci, Ava, Dylan H., Addison, Andrew, Devin, Samantha, Bretton, Jaden P., Dylan R., Jayden, Quinton, Julia, Peyton, Marissa and Paige.

Congratulations Readers…..  I am so proud of you!!!

 

Updates for September 16, 2011

Hi Families,

Please click on the newsletter below for current classroom happenings.

September 16, 2011 Newsletter

Check out our star of the week proudly showing us his story……  GO BRADEN!


PICTURE DAY IS MONDAY SEPTEMBER 19, GET YOUR SMILES READY :).  An email was sent to everyone today describing the Reading Counts program, please make sure to contact me if you have any questions.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Kuieck 🙂

Reading Counts

Reading Counts is a wonderful motivational program that encourages children to read each night, take quizzes and be rewarded for their efforts, although it may not be a good fit for all children.

Our classroom reading curriculum is founded on reading strategies for comprehension, accuracy, fluency and expanding vocabulary.  A core component of our instruction is providing children with an opportunity to practice these skills in their independent reading.  In addition to our classroom instruction, Reading Counts provides an opportunity for children to be rewarded for reading but is not our reading curriculum.  It is simply a motivational program to inspire children to read more.

Based on a recent discussion among our Georgetown staff regarding teacher and parent concerns for our readers, we want to stress that Reading Counts is an optional program for our children.   Our main goal is to have children reading as much as possible both at home and at school.  Reading Counts has helped motivate some children to stay focused on their reading while receiving incentives and goals to work toward.   We know that this does not motivate all students and we do not want to put added pressure on children and parents.  For this reason, if you feel as if your child is not motivated by the Reading Counts program, you can choose to not have your child participate.

We will still continue to offer opportunities to choose RC books and to take quizzes during the day, as well as require students to read for 15 minutes each night from a book of their choice, whether it be an RC book or another “good-fit” book.  Our ultimate goal is that all children are practicing reading strategies  in their independent reading, whether it be an RC book or any other appropriate text.

If  you have any questions or concerns please feel free to give me a call/email.

Thanks so much for your continued support!

Mrs. Kuieck 🙂