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Accelerated Reader Awards Ceremony

Last week, McKayla came home with this note in her backpack:

For those who don't know what Accelerated Reader is, it's a program in schools geared towards getting kids to read more. It's a point system where kids read a book and then take a quiz based off the book and score accordingly. There's no limit to the number of books you read or quizes you take (duh, why put a limit if your goal is to get them to read more LOL).

So, we went to the award ceremony this morning.

First one they've done I should add. They've had AR since McKayla started Pre-K there (although Pre-K didn't do AR) but this is the first awards ceremony they've done.

First thing I noticed was a small section of chairs (like 40 chairs and they were barely filled) in the gym for parents and then the kids completely filled the bleachers on either side. Hmmm, guessing this was an actual invitation award ceremony where only the parents of kids who were being recognized were asked to attend. Cooleness! Then I noticed in the center of the gym, a HUGE pile of all kinds of goodies; bean bag chairs, scooters, tablets and cameras etc. Even more coolness!

I won't bore you with any more boring dribble but I'll just say that they handed out certificates, book bags and let kids pick out a book of their choice for the ones who had the highest points for the whole school.

Then they started calling names for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for highest points per grade. Each kid received a medal and a book of their choice.

I guess I can quit yapping and rambling and get to the whole point of this post. :-D

My girl, my 7 year old 1st grader, was awarded 3rd place for highest points in her ENTIRE grade!

WTG McKayla!

"Readers are Leaders!"
2015-16 AR 3rd Place 1st Grade
Once again, I'm so very proud of this girl. I know you're probably tired of reading it but I'm not tired of typing it! Haha.


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