This morning we were at Chestnut Ridge and got to see the K-1 and the 3-4 grades in an auditorium setting. There were at least 50 kids if not more each time and they were so enthusiastic.
It was great because I was thrilled that they were so excited to hear all the things that we were doing, but I was also bummed because they probably didn't hear half of what we were saying.
Luckily we made sure to have brochures that the kids could take home. Hopefully their enthusiasm continues throughout the day and until they get home so that they can tell you all the exciting things they learned.
Some of the exciting things to note:
They get raffle tickets that have blocks for them to fill in. They read 20 minutes a day and each twenty minutes they get a special bead to put on their necklace (that they get when they register). There is also a special bead that they can get for reading their special topic of the week.
Each week bring in their raffle ticket book and they get a bead for each 20 minutes read. Plus they get a special bead for reading the special topic. Then they put their raffle ticket in the box they want (we're giving away books, Rochester Museum and Science Center tickets, a telescope, gift cards and everyone's favorite BIKES!) and at the end of our six weeks, we draw the winners! Yippee!
Any questions, just let me know!