Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas A.R.

I don't know about your kids, but mine are super excited about the holidays!  Me too, by the way!  Each morning I check AR and it seems like fewer and fewer students are testing.  Well that's no surprise... with all of the band concerts and Christmas tree lightings and family celebrations and last minute shopping trips... I get it, but hmm....  Should I be a Grinch and fuss and mandate reading A.R? ....Or could there be another way? 
I've got it!  :)  I cut out an ornament from bulletin board paper ( I know it has a better name, but I can never remember it).  I stuck a sign in the middle and taped it to the wall.  Told the kids my plan and WhaLaa!!  18 of 24 tested the next day.  No Grinching required!  It worked all last week and they came in the room on yesterday- a MONDAY--- wanting to test and sign it.  So, I made another!  Too easy!  They sign when they make an 80, 90, or 100. 

My super secret covert operation is to hand some Christmas pencils to my Assistant Principal and ask her to wander by and congratulate everyone whose name is on it for this week.  So excited! 
Merry Christmas!!!  Happy reading!!!

1 comment:

  1. I love this idea. My kids seem to get bogged down in the drudgery of AR, but I know they would love to see their hard work posted on the wall. I am so doing something like this! Thanks for the great idea.