Now, our school has already put together an entire month of events that have to do with the Winter Olympic theme, but our own class has put together a contest aside from the school's overall theme.
Each student keeps track of all the minutes they read both in class and at home. At school, they keep a chart (I used the Daily Reading Log from k12reader.com) that they can keep track of their minutes when they read either when they are done their work or during Daily Five time. They keep track of their time independently, which they should know how to do since we covered time in our very first Math unit this year.
As a class, we are keeping track on our big 4A LOVES TO READ chart.
All the kids names are at the very bottom and each 30 minutes they read, they get a ticket!
They get to not only set their goals, but also colour their books and have a little fun while preparing the month goals for themselves.
It's been a quieter month (compared to earlier months) in our class as the kids really want to get that Scholastic prize.