Here's a sampling of March Is Reading Month activities happening in Rec&Ed's child care programs:
At Angell Elementary, after school child care students have set a goal to collectively read 5,000 pages during the month of March. Special activities include weekly "bring your furry friend" days to enjoy reading to a favorite stuffed animal. As of March 19, students had read 2,050 pages!
|3rd grader Bregon has already logged many pages |
toward Angell's March is Reading Month goal of 5,000 pages.
The child care programs at Bryant and Wines are also doing page reading contests, with special prizes at the end.
Bach after school child care supervisor Zac reported that their scavenger hunt for books was a huge success. "In an effort to get all the children excited to read, we wrote out clues for the students (which they had to read) taking them all over the school and ending back in the child care room where they were all able to pick a donated book to keep. All children loved running down the halls and finding the next clue."
|Bach's after school childcare kids celebrate their|
scavenger hunt treasures.
The prize at the end? Each child chose a book to keep from a box of donated books!
Sight word bingoChildren in the K-1 child care program at Ann Arbor Open are playing bingo to reinforce sight words they learn during the day. The supervisor created the game by writing common sight words on recycled business cards and making corresponding bingo game sheets. Children take turns being the "caller," i.e. drawing the sight word cards and saying the word.
Sharing Favorite Books
At Logan Elementary's before school child care program, a few students each day talk to the group about their favorite book. They give a brief summary and encourage others to read it. One child recently shared The Phoenix File series by Chris Morphew.
Kudos to all the kids and child care staff who are celebrating March is Reading Month!
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