We will be using the Accelerated Reading (AR) program to encourage children to read and take AR quizzes. Students will earn points as they read and take AR quizzes. The points will add up to prizes at every grade level.
Each month Dr. Waller will come around to give children prizes for reaching each benchmark. The top scorers in each grade level will win a trip in a limo with Dr. Waller to Chick-fil-A for lunch and Barnes and Noble for a book shopping spree! The classrooms with the highest points for the year will win a party in the media center!
We want to create a culture of reading in our school and develop a love for reading in our students!
AR Tests may only be taken at school. The children are given time throughout the day to take AR tests. Students may come to the media center in the morning before school to take AR tests.
Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl
Ms. Boston and Ms. Reed coach a group of 4th and 5th students every year to compete in the annual Helen Ruffin Bowl. Students are asked to read 10 books this year (2019-2020) and know the facts of the books for the reading bowl competitions. The list of books are as follows:
2019-2020 Georgia Children’s Book (Gr. 4-8) Award Nominees Grades 4-5
Anderson, John David. (2018) Granted. New York: NY: Walden Pond Press.
Applegate, Katherine. (2017) Wishtree (Illus. Charles Santoso). New York, NY: Feiwel and Friends.
Bundy, Tamara. (2017). Walking with Miss Millie. New York, NY: Nancy Paulsen Books.
Connor, Leslie. (2018). The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle. New York, NY: Katherine Tegen Books.
Glaser, Karina Yan. (2017). The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Johnson, Varian. (2018). The Parker Inheritance. New York, NY: Arthur A. Levine Books.
Kelly, Erin Entrada. (2018). You Go First. New York, NY: Greenwillow Books.
Saeed, Aisha. (2018). Amal Unbound. New York, NY: Nancy Paulsen Books.
Williams-Garcia, Rita. (2017). Clayton Byrd Goes Underground. New York, NY: Amistad.
Yang, Kelly. (2018). Front Desk. New York, NY: Arthur A. Levine Books.
If your child is interested in joining the HRRB, please email Mrs. Boston at firstname.lastname@example.org.