Snow Hill Elementary School
“Reading, Writing and lots of Love”
A good book can take you anywhere! Share where your book took you, or share the place your book teaches about, on a “Reading Takes You Places” form. Each completed form will be shared on the morning announcements and participating readers will add their name to a “reading star” to be placed on our #readingtakesyouplaces camper-themed bulletin board! Students can pick up forms by the camper in the front hall!
"One School, One Book"
Reading is a family affair with "One School, One Book!" This year we will read "The Year of Billy Miller" by Kevin Henkes. Prior to our kickoff, students participated in an author study of Kevin Henkes' books during P.O.P. meetings. Students thought about the lessons we can learn from Mr. Henkes' characters. Click the link to view a copy of our reading calendar.
Reading Logs & Step Calendar
“Count Steps, Not Books”
To create a school culture that celebrates and nurtures a love of reading, ALL students at SHES will record time spent with “eyes on print” on a reading log. The reading log comes from the American Reading Company’s “100 Book Challenge,” & for every 15 minutes spent reading a reader can log a step. The expectation is that every student, every day, records two steps at school, and two steps at home. This means every student will be reading at least an hour a day! Any kind of text counts: comic books, newspapers, magazines or books.
“Read, Read, Read, and LOVE IT!!!”
The wonderful “100 Book Challenge” from the American Reading Company has arrived to Snow Hill! The leveled-literacy program is all about nurturing a love of books from the very beginning. Every morning, Kindergarten readers shop for books to read during their Reader’s Workshop block. During Reader’s Workshop students read independently, with a partner, or with a teacher. Kindergarten students will bring blue book bags home each evening, including weekends, to be returned the following school day. Inside the blue book bags will be a collection of 5-8 books, and a Reading Log. Kindergarteners earn a “step” for every 15 minutes of eyes on print. Every 100 step mark is celebrated with a new folder, a shiny medal, and special recognition from Dr. Cooper on the morning announcements.