October means reading at AST! This month, grades 1-8 will compete in an exciting new reading contest. The grades are divided into three groups: Grades 1-3, Grades 4-6, and Grades 7-8. In each group, the class that reads the most books will win a pizza party! The rules are simple:
Book Choice: (Approved by teachers in advance)
- Grades 1 through 3 should choose books according to individual reading levels.
- Grades 4 through 6 should choose books of at least 100 pages.
- Grades 7 and 8 should choose books of at least 200 pages.
- Each student must keep a reading journal where completed books are recorded.
- The reading journal should include each book’s title, date read, and a short summary.
- Parents must sign next to the journal entry for each completed book.
Parents are responsible for ensuring that students have completed each book. Teachers may also double-check that students have completed their books.
In addition to pizza parties for the winning classes, the top bookworm in each group (the student who has read the most books) will win a special prize.