We are starting our Two Million Minute Challenge beginning the second six weeks. All students have to do to help us reach our goal is to read 20 minutes each night! Research shows that reading 20 minutes each night is beneficial to your child. Please see below for more information.
BES Reading Challenge
“Who wants to read Two Million Minutes?”
The library at Brenham Elementary School is challenging students to participate in the BES Reading Challenge: 2019-2020. The purpose of this challenge is to promote reading during the school year. This challenge is for individual students to read 3,000 minutes or more, and for all of BES to read more than two million minutes by May 1st. This may seem like an unachievable challenge but the benefits are developing better reading skills and creating a reading habit that can last a lifetime.
Here’s how it will work. Each six weeks students will receive a reading log to record their minutes read each day, the total minutes they read each six weeks and a parent/guardian signature. Logs are to be turned in at the beginning of each new six weeks to the student’s homeroom teacher. Those teachers will collect the forms and turn them in to the library. **Reading logs must have a parent or guardian’s signature to be accepted.**
There are many ways to read 3,000 minutes at home between September 29th and May 1st. Students may read silently or orally. They can also have the books read to them and/or you can also take turns with your reader. Reading to siblings is allowed and encouraged. Listening to audio books or reading ebooks is another way to get your minutes.
Research indicates that children of all ages need to hear and read good literature daily. Reading to your child provides an emotional bond, which will create long lasting memories for your child. Reading not only entertains it informs and explains.
Fun Reading and Incentives! One reason to participate is you get to learn and read new literature! Each six weeks we will be working towards a fun reward. If we reach our school goal we will have a school wide fun reading event! Each time a student turns in their log with the equivalent of 20 minutes each day on it, their name will go into a drawing for some fun prizes!
The BES Reading Challenge will end on May 1st. Students can read on any day, for any amount of time, but plan ahead for those crazy schedules. Reading 3,000 minutes takes time, commitment and planning. If a student reads every night they will have only about 20 minutes to read each day. Remember:
If we work together and read a little each day, we can do it!
So bring it on!
Let the Two Million Minute Reading Challenge Begin!
Mrs. Polk and Mrs. Kuecker have been busy getting ready for our happy campers in the BES Library. We are looking forward to all the adventures we can have this year in the books that we read! #thisisBES
Please see the letters below to give you access to lots of amazing ebooks to read for free this Summer. Can't wait to see you all back in August!
Since our book fair, we have been busy doing all kinds of fun things with literacy. Our third graders that read 5 of the Texas Bluebonnet Nominee books voted and were invited to our Blue Bonnet Breakfast in February. We had library helpers, help Mrs. Polk process some new books for our readers. We worked on Chromebooks and Ipads making digital stories. Mrs. Gresham's Kindergarten class was the only entire class to read all 20 of the Texas 2 x 2 books, what an amazing group of little readers they are! Things are winding down and books are due. We had had an amazing year in the library and we can't wait to see what next year has in store at the BES library!
We are looking forward to our "Dino"mite Book Fair coming to the Brenham Elementary Library on January 28th - February 1st, 2019
We will be open from 8:00-3:30PM daily with Tuesday, January 29th shopping extended until 7:00PM for our Dino-mite Family Night at BES. We will close at noon on Friday, February 1st.
We have some of the most creative and amazing ornaments on our tree here at Brenham Elementary Library. I cannot wait to find out our winner of a book fair certificate to use at our upcoming book fair in January. These are just a sampling of what was turned in.
Photos courtesy of Mrs. Jennifer Vest
Our Winner is........
The Grinch whole stole the presents.
Students in 3rd and 4th were introduced to the Texas Bluebonnet Nominees for 2018-2019 in library this week. We also started something new with our Kindergarten through 2nd grade students with sharing the Texas 2 x 2 list with them. We are so excited for our students to read these amazing picture and chapters books this year.
Rebecca Kuecker Charlotte Polk