Monday, March 27, 2017

Week 4 - 141,752 minutes read so far!

Week 4 results are in! We have had another incredible week with 141,752 total minutes read by students, staff and teachers so far. Below are the results for Week 4 and the top readers in each grade.  This week, we also had 25 more new students achieve "Mountain Lion Reader".  Great job to these wonderful students!

Just one more week to go!


IMPORTANT REMINDER:


·    Please remind students to bring in their reading log AND sponsor pledge envelopes with money collected from their sponsors in on MONDAY, APRIL 3rd. Students who bring in both of these to school will be entered into a raffle for prizes such as gift certificates to the local bookstores, Petra Cliffs, Shelburne Museum, Vermont Sun and more!  If students forget to turn in their reading log and sponsor pledge envelopes on Monday, we are hoping that students bring them before the Closing Ceremony on Thursday if possible.

Average Total Minutes/Students in Each Classroom - Week 4
Ms. Lynch - 335 minutes
Ms. Kuzio - 669 minutes
Ms. Carter - 528 minutes
Ms. Gadhue - 319 minutes
Ms. Livingston - 529 minutes
Ms. Foley - 950 minutes
Ms. McLane - 619 minutes
Ms. LaRiviere - 1352 minutes
Ms. Pierpont - 1394 minutes

Highest rate of participation was Ms. Pierpont's classroom at 93% and is the top classroom for Week 4.

Top Reader in Each Grade - Week 4
Kindergarten - Mathilda Faye Carrico
1st Grade - Tanner Cross
2nd Grade - Megan Bowers
3rd Grade - Isla Underwood
4th Grade - Whitney Dykstra
5th Grade - Desmond Carrico
6th Grade - Angelita Pena
Teacher/Staff - Ms. Cota

Monday, March 20, 2017

Week 3 results - 100,396 total minutes read so far!

Week 3 results are in! We have had an astounding 100,396 total minutes read by students so far! 

This week, we had 21 new students achieve "Mountain Lion Reader” status by meeting their individual goals of 450 minutes for students grades K-2, 600 minutes for students grades 3-4, and 900 minutes for students grades 5-6. bringing our number of Mountain Lion Readers to a total of 39. These readers earn a vote in which teacher or staff member do something “out-of-the-world" during the Closing Ceremony on Thursday, April 6th.We will pass out the voting slips a day or two before the Closing Ceremony once we have a complete list of all the students who have completed their reading goals as Mountain Lion Readers.

COMING UP – Mystery Reader Week!  A short passage from a book will be read during lunchtime and students will have the chance to guess the book title, author, and who is the “mystery reader.”

Average Total Minutes/Students in Each Classroom - Week 3
Ms. Lynch - 237 minutes
Ms. Kuzio - 505 minutes
Ms. Carter - 384 minutes
Ms. Gadhue - 229 minutes
Ms. Livingston - 404 minutes
Ms. Foley - 655 minutes
Ms. McLane - 447 minutes
Ms. LaRiviere - 1022 minutes
Ms. Pierpont - 886 minutes

Highest rate of participation was Ms. Kuzio's classroom at 93% and Ms. LaRiviere is the top classroom for Week 3.

School-wide Total Minutes - 100,396 minutes
School-wide Average Total Minutes Read - 577 minutes

Top Reader in Each Grade - Week 3
Kindergarten - Mathilda Faye Carrico
1st Grade - Tanner Cross
2nd Grade - Megan Bowers
3rd Grade - Isla Underwood
4th Grade - Whitney Dykstra
5th Grade - Desmond Carrico
6th Grade - Angelita Pena
Teacher/Staff - Ms. Cota

Tuesday, March 21st, will be our Author’s Visit by Jan Reynolds, a Vermont author, who has written 14 books for children including Vanishing Cultures Series, Parent’s Choice Award, CBC Notable Children’s Books in Social Studies, and American Book Seller’s “Pick of the List.”  She has been a member of expeditions to: China, Tibet, Nepal, New Zealand, Australia, Lapland, Amazon Basin, Canadian Arctic, Mongolia, and Sahara.  She held the women’s high altitude skiing record, and is one of America’s best known and articulate spoke’s person on mountaineering with appearances on ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s Today, National Public Radio, New York Times, Merv Griffin, Hour Magazine, and three adventure films.




You can learn more about Jan Reynolds at her website by clicking here. 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Week 2 Results

What a great second week of reading!  We have had an astounding 57,172 total minutes read by students, teachers, and staff so far.  A reminder that if your student forgot their log on Monday, they can bring it in next Monday, March 20.  Every minute counts!  Also, if students have misplaced their reading logs, extra copies can be found in the main office.

A reminder that children can continue finding sponsors any time through the end of March.

We are starting to see students already achieve the individual reading goals (450 minutes for K-2, 600 for Grades 3-4, and 900 for Grades 5-6) to earn "Mountain Lion Reader" status!  We had 18 students reach this goal this week.  These readers will receive a vote for which teacher or staff member will do something "out of this world" during the Closing Ceremony on Thursday, April 6th.  We will pass out the voting slips a day or two before the Closing Ceremony once we have a complete list of all the students who have completed their reading goals as Mountain Lion Readers.

This Wednesday, March 15th, is "Wear in the World" Day (or Thursday, March 16th if we have a snow day) where students are encouraged to come to school dressed in a t-shirt or other cultural clothing from either a place they have visited or a place they would like to visit.  We will be mapping the locations of "wear" in the world the students have been or would like to go.  We hope to be taking photos of students for the classes that have library that day and perhaps stopped by the other classrooms that don't have library that day and perhaps stopped by the other classrooms that don't have library that day for additional photos.  Only photos of students that have signed the release form from their parents will be up on the blog.  Any extra help in reminding students would be wonderful!

COMING UP NEXT WEEK - Tuesday, March 21st will be our Author's Visit by Jan Reynolds, a Vermont author, who has written 14 books for children including Vanishing Cultures Series, Parent's Choice Award, CBC Notable Children's Books in Social Studies, and American Book Seller's "Pick of the List."  She has been a member of expeditions to: China, Tibet, Nepal, New Zealand, Australia, Lapland, Amazon Basin, Canadian Arctic, Mongolia, and Sahara.  She held the women's high altitude skiing record, and is one of America's best known and articulate spoke's person on mountaineering with appearances on ABC's Good Morning America, NBC's Today, National Public Radio, New York Times, Merv Griffin, Hour Magazine, and trhee adventure films.  You can learn more by visiting her website: http://www.janreynolds.com

Average Total Minutes/Students in Each Classroom - Week 2
Ms. Lynch - 125 minutes
Ms. Kuzio - 262 minutes
Ms. Carter - 222 minutes
Ms. Gadhue - 129 minutes
Ms. Livingston - 191 minutes
Ms. Foley - 424 minutes
Ms. McLane - 267 minutes
Ms. LaRiviere - 626 minutes
Ms. Pierpont - 439 minutes

Highest rate of participation was Ms. LaRiviere at 88% and is the top classroom for Week 2.

School-wide Total Minutes - 57, 172 minutes
School-wide Average Total Minutes Read - 329 minutes

Top Reader in Each Grade - Week 2
Kindergarten - Mathilda Faye Carrico
1st Grade - Sophie Underwood
2nd Grade - Megan Bowers
3rd Grade - Isla Underwood
4th Grade - Whitney Dykstra
5th Grade - Desmond Carrico
6th Grade - Angelita Pena
Teacher/Staff - Ms. Cota


Where is Waldo this week?  Psst...he is looking a little green!

Here is what we have lined up for the month:








Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Week 1 Results are In!

What a fantastic first "week (March 1-5) of reading! It was very exciting to see the reading logs come in and all the wonderful minutes read by the students.  A special thanks to Kristin Blanchette, Betsy Brown, John McNerney, and Jen Winsor for helping with the tallying.  A reminder that if your student forgot their log on Monday, if they bring it in this coming Monday, March 13th, their minutes from Week 1 still count!  We will back log their minutes.  

Also, the first time students bring in their reading log, they will receive a coupon for a free cone at Bristol Creemee (grades K-2) or Ben & Jerry's (grades 3-6). Each student will get only one coupon on their first time turning in the log, whether their first time was this past week or if their "first time" is in a week ahead. We are grateful to Ben & Jerry's for donating these coupons to Monkton Central students!  

We are happy to announce the average total minutes/students in each classroom and the top reader in each grade:

Average Total Minutes/Students in Each Classroom - Week 1
Ms. Lynch - 48 minutes
Ms. Kuzio - 140 minutes
Ms. Carter - 82 minutes
Ms. Gadhue - 38 minutes
Ms. Livingston - 82 minutes
Ms. Foley - 164 minutes
Ms. McLane - 122 minutes
Ms. LaRiviere - 277 minutes

Ms. Pierpont - 157 minutes

Highest rate of participation was Ms. Kuzio's classroom at 93%.  The top classroom for Week 1 is Ms. LaRiviere's classroom.

School-wide Total Minutes - 23,311 minutes!
School-wide Average Total Minutes Read - 135 minutes


Top Reader in Each Grade - Week 1
Kindergarten - Mathilda Faye Carrico
1st Grade - Sophie Underwood
2nd Grade - Cryssandrah McClellan
3rd Grade - Isla Underwood
4th Grade - Whitney Dykstra
5th Grade - Desmond Carrico
6th Grade - Angelita Pena
Teacher/Staff - Ms. Cota

COMING UP THIS WEEKwe will be having “Wear in the World Day” on Wednesday, March 15th where students are encouraged to come to school dressed in a t-shirt or other cultural clothing from either a place they have visited or a place they would like to visit.  We will be mapping the locations of “wear” in the world the students have been or would like to go! Let's keep on reading!



We are ready to Read, Record, and then Collect at MCS!

So many wonderful places and cultures from around the world to read about.

Our wonderful crew of volunteers who were busy tallying minutes from the Reading Log Passports.  Many thanks to Kristin Blanchette, Betsy Brown, John McNerney, and Jen Winsor for all their help.

Our graph outside the library of average minutes read by classrooms for Week 1.  Watch as each class's symbol from around the world shoots upwards as the average minutes read go up each week!



Here are some books that students are excited to read during the Read-a-thon.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Welcome to the Monkton Central School Read-a-thon blog! 

It's that time again for our Spring fundraiser!  We loved all the enthusiastic participation of our students in our last three Read-a-thons and the support of our school and local community, that we are excited to do it again.  This year, our read-a-thon theme is "Reading Around the World!"  Students will be looking for sponsors to pledge money for the minutes they will read beginning Friday, February 17th and will start their month long reading challenge from March 1-31st.

This blogsite is a way for students and parents to get more information (see the "About" and "Forms" tabs) as well as a well for all family, friends, community members, parents and students to see our journey through books. We will be posting our classroom tallies, photos from special events like the author visit and "Wear in the World" Day, as well as encouragement for students to keep on reading!

If you would like to Sponsor a child and pledge money towards the Read-a-Thon, please let your child's classroom teacher or Holly Esterline, school librarian, know. If you are a community member and would like to Sponsor a child who might be in need of a Sponsor, please email Anna Lester at alester@smcvt.edu.

We look forward to this important fundraiser that also is a celebration of reading!


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Closing Ceremony

The previous post listed all our final results - total minutes read, top readers, raffle prize winners and winner of the teacher or staff who got things "launched" at them - all of which were celebrated at the Closing Ceremony of our Read-a-thon on Thursday, April 7th at the All School Meeting. Below are some photos taken at the Closing Ceremony.  The last link is a video of the big "launch!"


Top readers for each grade received $10 gift cards to Flying Pig Bookstore which were generously donated by the Russell Memorial Library.  Dawn Thibault, from the Monkton Library, presented the certificates and gift cards to the top readers.





 




 

 


VIDEO OF OUR BIG "LAUNCH" BASED ON SNOWY DAY, GRAVITY, AND CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS BOOKS!

 
Click on the video above to see the "launching" at Ms. Foley, Ms. Knox, and Ms. Leggett.