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March Madness is Right Around the Corner!

March Madness is Right Around the Corner!
Posted on 02/29/2016
The kick-off for our annual March Madness Reading Competition is Wednesday, March 2nd during our Read Across America Assembly. Last year's competition was a huge hit and participation was greater than ever before. We hope for the same excitement and even greater participation this year! Parents/caregivers are crucial to a successful competition. Please encourage your child(ren) to participate and create opportunities for them to be engaged in this friendly contest. Prizes are awarded to the two top classes (K-1 and 2-5) and the top readers in each category (K-1 and 2-5).

Peabody School March Madness Reading Competition and Celebration

School Wide Reading Competition

–The Peabody School March Madness Reading Competition and Celebration will begin on Wednesday, March 2nd and run through Friday, April 1st.
–The kick-off will take place at our Read Across America Assembly and each classroom will be assigned the name of an actual NCAA basketball team.
–Students will earn points for their team based on the number of minutes read daily at home during March Madness.
–Each student will log their daily reading onto the March Madness Reading Log.
–Students will hand in the paper copy of their reading log to their classroom teacher every Friday morning. Students should continue to log their weekly minutes and hand them in each Friday morning.
–Team points will be tallied and recorded every week onto a large graph in the main hallway. Books read in school are not eligible for points.
–Books read as a part of nightly reading can be counted. (March Madness reading does not have to be in addition to regular home reading, although we hope students will be more inclined to read.)
–There will be a separate point system for grades K-1 and 2-5.

Point System
Read a book (or have it read to you in gr. K and 1) and record your daily minutes read onto the March Madness Reading Log. A weekly reading log will be sent home every Friday (as well as at the start of the contest on Wednesday, 3/2).

Points will be based on the number of minutes read weekly by each class.
–K & 1 – every 15 minutes = 1 point
–2 – 5 – every 30 minutes = 1 point