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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Working Hard to Reach Our Goals!

The Accelerated Reader at R. L. Young has been totally revamped. As displayed by this colorful bulletin board created by Julie Bailey, students are working independently to reach 10, 25, 50, 75, and 100 points. At each stop students are rewarded IF they are passing at least 80% of the tests taken.

First grade students have 10, 25, and 50 point stops and 2nd grade goes to 75 points. At the end of the year all students reaching 100 points in 3rd-6th, 75 points in 2nd grade, and 50 points in 1st will accompany faculty and selected staff on a special field trip.

A total of twelve students at Raymond L. Young have been invited to a Pizza Party with the principal after earning 75 points on the Accelerated Reader Program. The first 5 students were
Janie S., Nicolas H., Kentavious T., Tabitha H., and Kaitlyn S.

Today's party people were Lance S., Zarria C., Ashleigh F., Al G., Montasia S., Deanna H., and Tyler M. Students also received a water bottle with "Reading Rocks!" Their laughter and conversation was enjoyed by the principal.

In conversation, these fine readers had the following suggestions for reaching AR goals:

1. Choose books you really like.

2. Choose answers carefully.

3. Think about the book as you read it.

4. Look back through and skim the chapters before you test.

5. Read in the car, in the bed, on the bus, or any place quiet.

6. Read chapter books and get "hooked" in a series.

Young wishes to thank Custom Pizza and Dominoes for their generous donation of yummy pizza!

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