March is designated as National Reading Month - a month to motivate Americans of all ages to read every day. Reading is fun and has many benefits, regardless of your age. It's a key component of education and was first instituted in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, March 2.
Newberry Elementary has recognized and celebrated this special time, each March, for many years.The themes have changed throughout the years; however, the challenges, celebrations and door decorating are an integral part of our weekly and month long goals.
Our elementary classes have specific grade level, individual and classroom reading goals. These goals are recognized by tracking on our theme bulletin board as well as individual prizes and weekly classroom celebrations. In addition, each child receives a reading month calendar filled with fun reading activities. When a student completes at least 12 of these calendar activities-the student’s name will be added to a drawing for a FREE bicycle. There will be two winners for grades K-2 and two for grades 3-6. Special thanks to the local Masons organization for generously donating four bicycles each year.
Our Reading Month activities will culminate in our Principal’s Challenge, which will take place on Friday, March 26. The ideas are submitted by students and our principal then picks a challenge of choice. This year, Mr. King has chosen to fulfill student wishes by eating a SOUR PLUMB and participating in a Fish Stack Challenge.